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Review: What Color Is Your Parachute?

Review:  What Color Is Your Parachute?

It has been called the job hunter’s bible and was honored in 1995 by the U.S. Library of Congress as one of the 25 Books That Have Shaped Readers’ Lives.  And now the 2010 version of What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles has the distinction of being dubbed the “hard times edition” to reflect current employment conditions.  (***For the new 2012 edition, see end of article.)


The 2010 edition has been updated and revised to address the most recent developments in the job market.  The knowledge and advice included is beyond relevant.  It has become necessary.  Necessary to the survival of many families throughout the world. 


Bolles creates a powerful mindset in the career seeker that gives him/her the hope and courage to persist in challenging times.  There are strategies for an updated approach to job search.  You can find out the best ways to research and gather very useful information on companies.  Get to know yourself and research new occupations if you are looking for a change.  Find how to network your way to interviews, more contacts and better opportunities.  In the end, you can find the job that is right for you. 


The best part of Bolles’ work is the fact that it actually works!  Spanning the 40 years this book has been published, it has sold over 10 million copies.  Its groundbreaking approach to job search has helped countless people and is highly recommended by leading career experts in the field.  Many career coaches make use of this book to advise their own clients.  And, it is recommended reading for high school and college students just entering the world of work.


If you are thinking about looking for work, or if you want to keep your job search skills honed and ready to go, be sure to have a copy of What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers in your personal library.  Also recommended is the What Color Is Your Parachute Workbook: How to Create a Picture of Your Ideal Job or Next Career that is available from


What Color is Your Parachute? new edition for 2012:

The brand new, 40th edition of the What Color is Your Parachute? job hunting bible was released on Aug. 16, 2011, and features the most up-to-date information available for job seekers today.  

In it you will find:

  • new information on resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation
  • information on how to start your own business
  • 18 different job hunting alternatives
  • 5 strategies most needed to survive
  • updated information on using social networking tools (like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) in your job search efforts
  • and much more…

 Order from Amazon today!


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