What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Richard Nelson Bolles


In Circulation

What Color Is Your Parachute? has been the bestselling job-search book in the world for more than three decades, in good times and bad, and it continues to be a fixture on best-seller lists, from New York Times to BusinessWeek. It has sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages around the world. What Color Is Your Parachute? is streamlined this year to help those struggling to find part-time and full-time employment in these hard economic times acquire the job-search tools they need faster and more efficiently. This classic job-search book is, as always, updated and relevant to today’s job market.  

Career guru Richard N. Bolles leads job-searchers to find meaningful employment. He asks, WHAT skills do you most love to use? Where—in what field—would you most love to use them? And how do you search for such a job without depending on employment agencies and ads? This book is not only about finding a job in hard times. It’s about finding your passion. In the words of Fortune magazine: “What Color Is Your Parachute? remains the gold standard of career guides.”

This New York Times and BusinessWeek bestseller answers such questions as:

• I was just laid off from my current job. What do I do first?

• What are the most helpful job sites on the Internet, out of the thousands that are there?

• What are the five best–and worst–ways to hunt for a job?

• I haven’t a clue how to do salary negotiation. Help!

• In general, what are employers looking for?

• What interview questions can I expect to be asked, and how do I answer them?

• I’m over 50. What special problems do I face when I go job-hunting?

• How do I survive financially while I’m out of work, and how do I find health insurance when I have no employer?

[This is the trade paperback edition.]

What will you learn from this book

  1. Self-Assessment: Encouraging readers to engage in self-assessment exercises to identify their skills, interests, values, and passions.

  2. Job Search Strategies: Providing updated and effective strategies for job hunting, including networking, utilizing online resources, and targeting specific industries or companies.

  3. Resumes and Cover Letters: Offering guidance on crafting effective resumes and cover letters tailored to specific job opportunities.

  4. Interview Preparation: Providing tips and techniques for successful interview preparation, including common interview questions and how to effectively respond.

  5. Networking: Emphasizing the importance of networking and building professional relationships to discover job opportunities.

  6. Career Change Advice: Offering advice and exercises for individuals looking to transition into a new career or industry.

  7. Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment: Exploring the possibilities of entrepreneurship and self-employment, including guidance on starting a business.

  8. Salary Negotiation: Providing insights and strategies for negotiating salaries and benefits once a job offer is received.

  9. Personal Branding: Discussing the concept of personal branding and how individuals can effectively market themselves to potential employers.

  10. Adaptability and Lifelong Learning: Encouraging a mindset of adaptability and continuous learning in today's ever-evolving job market.

Language English
ISBN-10 1580089895
ISBN-13 9781580089890
No of pages 336
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Ten Speed Press
Published Date 22 Sep 2009

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Author : Richard Nelson Bolles

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