WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? 2021
A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
With timeless advice, up-to-the-minute insights, and more than ten million copies sold, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? is the world's most popular and best-selling career guide and continues to be a category killer. It has been honored by the Library of Congress as one of 25 books that have shaped people's lives, and named to Time magazine's list of the all-time best 100 nonfiction books. The fully updated 2021 edition will also be the 50th anniversary of the annual publication.
- Guidance on diversity and inclusion
- Techniques for job seekers who are introverted, shy, or suffer from social anxiety
- Advice from career switchers who transitioning to dramatically different work
- Modernized social media guidance and tactics, including making the most of LinkedIn
- Internet-based job-search techniques that work
- Learnings from new research on grit and resilience
- Advice on aceing Skype interviews
- Latest salary and benefits negotiation advice
- Revised and updated Flower Exercise
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. 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 they need to discover - and land - their dream job.
Richard N. Bolles led the job-search 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.
Katharine Brooks, EdD, is an award-winning career counselor and coach who is currently the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center for Vanderbilt University. She is a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor, and board-certified coach. Previously, she had been the executive director of the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University and director of career services for the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas in Austin.
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