October 16, 2014

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015 by Richard N. Bolles

One of the worst things in life is spending 40-plus hours a week in a job that simply is not right for you.  What Color Is Your Parachute? is the top job hunting guide for a very good reason.  It is not only about finding a job.  It is a guide for finding a job that fits with the type of person you are and includes strategies for finding employment in today's world.

The book is laid out well for people to find out exactly what they need and to easily skip what they don’t.  Tech-savvy people already know that “Google is your new resume.”  And those who are not digital natives will find this chapter easy to follow without the jargon.

If you are ready to take the leap into a new field, it’ll walk you through interviewing and salary negotiation.  If you are simply not sure if it is time for a change, you can work through some of the discovery exercises.  And if you’re totally, 100% satisfied with your current work environment, consider gong through parts of this book anyway.  Very few people are settled into lifetime jobs so your day may come and this is a good resource to prepare for that transition.

Note: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Bolles is the best job-hunting book I read so far! What makes it better is the author Richard Nelson Bolles is also a Christian. By reading this book, I understand more about the new job search techniques. I guess the hard part is really practicing it cause networking IS hard. I really appreciate the chapter about job interviewing, letting me know how it is like a "date," so I won't be as nervous. I think either way, you will still be nervous since our natural tendency is for the other person to like us whether we are compatible with each other or not. Kind of like I still rather every employer would want to hire me whether I'm fit for the job or not.

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