The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2014 with
up-to-the-minute information and tips for how-to look for work
and change careers.
In today's challenging job-market, the long-trusted guidance
of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever.
Published in 22 languages and 26 countries, and with over 10
million copies sold, What Color is Your Parachute? has helped
millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests and
land a job--even in hard times.
This 2014 edition of “[one of] the 100 best and most influential
[nonfiction books] written in English since 1923,” according to
TIME.com, is refreshed with up-to-the-minute statistics,
job-field analyses, and advice on social media and search tactics
(including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, Yelp, and
YouTube). However, Parachute’s core message remains intact: WHAT,
WHERE, and HOW.
What do you most love to do?
Where do you most love to do it?
How do you find such a job and persuade those employers to hire
Career and business guru Richard (“Dick”) N. Bolles, who coined
the terms “informational interview” and “transferable skills,”
demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes,
interviewing, networking, salary negotiation, career coaches, how
to start your own business, and more.
Recent grads, workers laid-off mid-career, and people searching
for an inspiring work-life change will all benefit from the
support, encouragement, and nuts-and-bolts guidance Parachute has
to offer. As Dave Kerpen, New York Times bestselling author and
CEO of social media software platform Likable Local and chairman
of Likeable Media, said on LinkedIn about pursuing his passions
“For several months I floundered -- as a life insurance
salesman, a pizza delivery guy, and a tutor. Then I found a book
which changed my life - What Color Is Your
Parachute (incidentally, the best-selling career book of all
time). The book essentially says: Figure out what you're
passionate about, and then go find an industry, organization and
job through which you can pursue your passions. I was passionate
about marketing, and media, and children, and I loved the Disney
brand. So I found Radio Disney, called them up and asked to meet
with them, and even though there was no job posted, I got a job
there. A year later I was the top salesperson in the country, and
while I have changed jobs and careers several times, I've always
pursued things I'm super passionate about. If you don't have a
job yet, and take away just one thing from me today: Get
What other readers and reviewers are saying about What Color is
Your Parachute? and Dick Bolles:
“This…edition is as relevant today as when it was first
published. Dick Bolles insightfully stays on the cutting edge of
job-searching, and the book is full of new and updated
suggestions, along with the classic advice that continues to hold
—Alison Doyle, About.com Guide
“If you go into the bookstore and find the section on jobs,
careers, or networking—the reason that section even exists is
because of Dick Bolles.” —G. L. Hoffman, JobDig
“This book brought me back to life, caused me to rethink
everything about myself and revived my passion for me to be my
best self.” —Simi Kaila
Are you ready to dust off your motivation, land a job, and live
your best life?