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What color is your parachute? 2019 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

What color is your parachute 2019 a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

Job-hunters
Title:
What color is your parachute? 2019 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers
Edition:
[Revised edition.]
Publisher Info:
New York, NY : Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
Physical Description:
342 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
General Note:
Pagination may vary.

Includes index.
Contents:
It's a whole new world for job-hunters -- There are over ten million vacancies available each month -- The best and worst ways to look for jobs -- Self-Inventory, Part 1 -- Self-Inventory, Part 2 -- You get to choose where you work -- Google is you new resume -- Sixteen tips about interviewing for a job -- The six secrets of salary negotiation -- How to deal with any handicaps you have -- The five ways to choose/change careers -- How to start your own business -- The orange pages: Appendix A: Finding your mission in life -- Appendix B: A guide to dealing with your feelings while out of work -- Appendix C: A guide to choosing a career coach or counselor -- Appendix D: Sampler list of coaches -- The Final Word: Notes from the author for this edition -- About the author -- Index.
Abstract:
In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.-- Amazon.com

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Summary

In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.


Author Notes

Richard Nelson Bolles was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 19, 1927. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He studied chemical engineering for two years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then transferred to Harvard University, where he received a bachelor's degree in physics. After graduation, he decided to become an Episcopal minister. He received a master's degree in New Testament studies from General Theological Seminary in New York and was ordained in 1953.

He had been a clergyman for 18 years when a combination of budget problems and philosophical differences with superiors led to the elimination of his job and his dismissal in 1968 as a pastor at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. After six months of searching, he got a job with United Ministries in Higher Education, an interdenominational church organization that recruited and supported college chaplains across the country. However, when the college chaplains were increasingly being laid off, he decided to help the chaplains find new careers. He was an ordained Episcopal minister until 2004, when he left the ministry.

In 1970, he self-published What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers as a photocopied how-to booklet for unemployed ministers. In 1972, he recast it to appeal to a wider audience and found an independent publisher willing to print small batches so that it could be frequently updated. His other books included How to Find Your Mission in Life and The Three Boxes of Life and How to Get Out of Them. He died on March 31, 2017 at the age of 90.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 It's a Whole New World for Job-Huntersp. 1
Chapter 2 There Are Over Ten Million Vacancies Available Each Monthp. 15
Chapter 3 The Best and Worst Ways to Look for Jobsp. 21
Chapter 4 Self-Inventory, Part 1p. 33
Chapter 5 Self-Inventory, Part 2p. 47
Chapter 6 You Get to Choose Where You Workp. 121
Chapter 7 Google Is You New Resumep. 141
Chapter 8 Sixteen Tips About Interviewing for a Jobp. 165
Chapter 9 The Six Secrets of Salary Negotiationp. 195
Chapter 10 How to Deal with Any Handicaps You Havep. 211
Chapter 11 The Five Ways to Choose/Change Careersp. 233
Chapter 12 How to Start Your Own Businessp. 249
The Orange Pages
Further resources to use in your journey, set in a different color for easy access.
Appendix A Finding Your Mission in Lifep. 264
Appendix B A Guide to Dealing with Your Feelings While Out of Workp. 287
Appendix C A Guide to Choosing a Career Coach or Counselorp. 296
Appendix D Sampler List of Coachesp. 310
The Final Word: Notes from the Authorp. 327
About the Authorp. 333
Indexp. 334