What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success (Paperback)
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With timeless advice, up-to-the-minute insights, and more than ten million copies sold over fifty years, the world’s most popular and best-selling career guide is fully revised and expanded for 2022.
“One of the first job-hunting books on the market. It is still arguably the best. And it isindisputably the most popular.”—Fast Company
In today’s challenging job market, as recent grads face a shifting economic landscape and seek work that pays and inspires, as workers are laid off mid-career, and as people search for an inspiring work-life change, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever.
This new edition has been fully revised for 2022 by Vanderbilt University Career Center director Katharine Brooks, EdD, with modern advice on the job-hunt strategies that are working today, such as building an online resume, making the most of social media tools, and acing virtual interviews. Building on the wisdom of original author Richard N. Bolles, this edition updates the famed Flower Exercise (which walks job seekers through the seven ways of thinking about themselves) and demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing and networking.
With the unique and authoritative guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute?, job-hunters and career changers will have all the tools to discover—and land—their dream job.
About the Author
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.
Katharine Brooks, is an award-winning, nationally certified counselor and board-certified coach. She is the author of What Color is Your Parachute? for College and You Majored in What?: Designing Your Path from College to Career and writes a blog, “Career Transitions,” for Psychology Today.
“What Color Is Your Parachute? is about job-hunting and career-changing, but it’s also about figuring out who you are as a person and what you want out of life.”—Time
“It remains the go-to guide for everyone from midlife-crisis boomers looking to change their careers to college students looking to start one.”—New York Post
“Ideally, everyone should read What Color Is Your Parachute? in the tenth grade and again every year thereafter.”—Fortune