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What color is your parachute? 2020 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers
2019
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Newly revised and updated for 2020, a popular job-search book combines classic elements with updated tips on social media and search tactics and demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking. Simultaneous. Hardcover available. Illustrations. - (Baker & Taylor)

With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2020, tailoring Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

NAMED ONE OF THE ALL-TIME 100 BEST NONFICTION BOOKS BY TIME

What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world&;s most popular job-hunting guide, revised and updated annually with more than ten million copies sold. This newly streamlined edition features the latest resources, case studies, and perspectives on today&;s job market, revealing surprising advice on what works&;and what doesn&;t&;so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results.

At its core is Richard N. Bolles&;s famed Flower Exercise, a unique self-inventory that helps you design your career&;and your life&;around your key passions, transferable skills, traits, and more.

This practical manual also provides essential tips for writing impressive resumes and cover letters, networking effectively, interviewing with confidence, and negotiating the best salary possible.

Whether you&;re searching for your first job, were recently laid off, or are dreaming of a career change, What Color Is Your Parachute? will guide you toward a fulfilling and prosperous life&;s work. - (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

Richard N. Bolles led the career development field for more than forty years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he served as the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles was trained in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a bachelor&;s degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master&;s in sacred theology from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates. - (Random House, Inc.)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 It's a Whole New World for Job-Hunters
1(14)
Chapter 2 There Are More Than Ten Million Vacancies Available Each Month
15(6)
Chapter 3 The Best and Worst Ways to Look for Jobs
21(10)
Chapter 4 Self-Inventory, Part 1
31(10)
Chapter 5 Self-Inventory, Part 2
41(78)
Chapter 6 You Get to Choose Where You Work
119(20)
Chapter 7 Google Is Your New (but Not Only) Resume
139(26)
Chapter 8 Sixteen Tips About Interviewing for a Job
165(30)
Chapter 9 The Six Secrets of Salary Negotiation
195(16)
Chapter 10 How to Deal with Any Challenges You Have
211(22)
Chapter 11 The Five Ways to Choose/Change Careers
233(16)
Chapter 12 How to Start Your Own Business
249(12)
The Orange Pages
Appendix A Finding Your Mission in Life 261(23)
Appendix B A Guide to Dealing with Your Feelings While Out of Work 284(6)
Appendix C A Guide to Choosing a Career Coach or Counselor 290(11)
The Final Word Notes from the Author 301(5)
About the Author 306(1)
Index 307

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