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What Color Is Your Parachute

What Color Is Your Parachute Author Richard N. Bolles
ISBN-10 9781607744979
Release 2012
Pages 80
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A latest edition of the companion workbook to the popular job-seeker's reference incorporates write-in sections for recording and learning from job search details, in a resource that invites readers to explore options using the author's latest methods.



What Color Is Your Parachute 2012

What Color Is Your Parachute  2012 Author Richard N. Bolles
ISBN-10 9781607740766
Release 2011-08-16
Pages 336
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The 40th Edition. This is not your father’s Parachute; and not your mother’s, either. They’d be astounded at the changes. This book keeps building--in insight, helpfulness, relevance, and urgency--through new invention and information each year. And this year it’s the critical resource to help Americans (and others) get back to work. For forty years now job-hunters and career-changers have been turning to this, the world’s most popular job-hunting book, confident that each new annual edition will give them the most up-to-date information about the job-market and how to find meaningful work--even in the midst of challenging economic times such as these. This year’s edition of What Color Is Your Parachute? has been vastly rewritten, because job-hunting has increasingly become a survival skill. Career expert Richard N. Bolles describes the five strategies most needed to survive, and explains how to incorporate social media tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter into your job-search. The new ideas are wrapped around the familiar core message of Parachute: WHAT, WHERE, and HOW, with an emphasis on finding your passion and identifying your best transferable skills. With fresh insights into resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and how to start your own business, this book will give you the tools, exercises, and motivation you need to find hope, land a job, and fulfill your purpose in life. In the words of Fortune magazine: “Parachute remains the gold standard of career guides.”



What Color Is Your Parachute Job Hunter s Workbook Fifth Edition

What Color Is Your Parachute  Job Hunter s Workbook  Fifth Edition Author Richard N. Bolles
ISBN-10 0399581898
Release 2018-10-30
Pages 80
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A fill-in companion to the world's most popular job-search book, updated for 2019. This interactive companion to the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? is a helpful tool for recent grads, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change. Featuring the Flower Exercise, Party Exercise, Transferable Skills Grid, and more of Richard Bolles's helpful charts and activities, this workbook allows job-hunters to roll up their sleeves and discover their unique interests, passions, and dreams that will give them, once completed, a picture of their dream job.



What Color Is Your Parachute Guide to Rethinking Interviews

What Color Is Your Parachute  Guide to Rethinking Interviews Author Richard N. Bolles
ISBN-10 9781607746607
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 112
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The first interview book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles. Interviews instill fear in many a job-hunter, but this empowering guide from legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals that interviews are really just conversations to determine if the work—and workplace—is a great fit for both parties. For the first time, Bolles combines his decades of experience with the latest studies and job-market research to create an all-in-one guide for the whole interview process, from pre-interview research to elevator pitches, “tell me about yourself” questions, and salary negotiation. This slender handbook provides just the essentials: the three most important things you need to know about interviews, the five questions you must have answers for, and an ingenious summary of how to succeed. With this guide in hand, you’ll walk into interviews with confidence, armed with the means to impress—and hopefully land your dream job



How to Find Your Mission in Life

How to Find Your Mission in Life Author Richard N. Bolles
ISBN-10 9781607743569
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 96
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Now in Paperback!In this intimate treasury of wit and wisdom, Richard Bolles, author of the job-hunting bible: WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?, explores the spiritual aspects of finding one’s place in the work world. For anyone who has ever wondered how to make the most of their unique natural gifts, or how to find a vocation that is both socially responsible and personally fulfilling, this enlightening and empowering little volume provides immeasurable guidance. Originally appearing as an appendix in PARACHUTE, this book has led countless people through life’s most difficult passages and is sure to inspire anyone who is either new to the job market or reconsidering their place in it. A guide to exploring the spiritual aspects of finding one’s mission in the workplace. Previous editions have sold 85,000 copies. From the Trade Paperback edition.



What Color Is Your Parachute Guide to Rethinking Resumes

What Color Is Your Parachute  Guide to Rethinking Resumes Author Richard N. Bolles
ISBN-10 9781607746584
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 112
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The first resume book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles. Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash—or getting on the shortlist. That’s just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide that summarizes everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this essential tool. This timely resource features the latest research on important resume topics such as key words, soft skills, scanning software, social media, and online posting. Bolles argues that on the basis of what we now know, we need to rethink what a resume is—and how it should be written. He details the words that must be avoided, and the words that must be used, on a resume that wins you interviews. This slim volume distills a huge amount of information down to its very essence. Armed with tips and shortcuts based on the author’s decades of experience, you can craft a resume and cover letter that will stand out to your dream employers—and increase your chances of getting interviews and landing jobs.



What Color Is Your Parachute for Retirement Second Edition

What Color Is Your Parachute  for Retirement  Second Edition Author John E. Nelson
ISBN-10 9781607743316
Release 2011-09-21
Pages 288
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Plan Now for the Life You Want Today’s economic realities have reset our expectations of what retirement is, yet there’s still the promise for what it can be: a life stage filled with more freedom and potential than ever before. Given the new normal, how do you plan for a future filled with prosperity, health, and happiness? As a companion to What Color Is Your Parachute?, the world’s best-selling career book, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement offers both a holistic, big-picture look at these years as well as practical tools and exercises to help you build a life full of security, vitality, and community. This second edition contains updates throughout, including a section on Social Security, an in-depth exercise on values and how they inform your retirement map, and the one-of-a-kind resource for organizing the sea of information on finances and mental and physical health: the Retirement Well-Being Profile. More than a guide on where to live, how to stay active, or which investments to choose, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement helps you develop a detailed picture of your ideal retirement, so that—whether you’re planning retirement or are there already—you can take a comprehensive approach to make the most of these vital years. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Job Hunter s Survival Guide

The Job Hunter s Survival Guide Author Richard N. Bolles
ISBN-10 9780307759429
Release 2012-04-04
Pages 112
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One hundred pages of lifesaving advice for people out of work. When over ten million people have needed help with their job-hunt—or with figuring out what to do with their life—there is one person they have turned to, more than any other. He is Richard N. Bolles, author of the #1 job-hunting book of all time, What Color Is Your Parachute? His name is well-known around the world. Just during the last twelve months, he has appeared in Time (“10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now,” March 2009), U.S. News & World Report (deemed “savior of the nation’s unemployed,” October 2008), NBC’s Today Show (broadcast in April 2009), and many other publications and shows. His book was the #1 best-seller on BusinessWeek’s paperback list as recently as last November. Never has his advice been more sought than during these brutal economic times. He has responded by writing a completely new book: The Job-Hunter’s Survival Guide, designed particularly for people who are hanging on the ropes, who haven’t time to do a lot of reading but need help desperately—and now. Early reviews have called this little Guide “brilliant” and “tremendously helpful.” From the Trade Paperback edition.



What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens Third Edition

What Color Is Your Parachute  for Teens  Third Edition Author Carol Christen
ISBN-10 9781607745785
Release 2015-04-21
Pages 192
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This updated career guide for teens draws on the principles of What Color Is Your Parachute? to help high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and find their perfect major or career. No idea what you want to be? No worries! This fun, rewarding guide draws on the time-tested principles of the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? to help you discover your passions, skills, and potential college majors and dream jobs. Why now? Because when you identify your interests and passions early, you can make informed decisions on what additional schooling (and tuition debt) makes sense for your chosen field. With fresh updates on the specific challenges of today’s job-market, this new edition features activities and advice on information interviewing, social media, internships, and more. Most importantly, it’s packed with big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are—and who you want to be. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Pathfinder

The Pathfinder Author Nicholas Lore
ISBN-10 9781451626032
Release 2012-01-03
Pages 448
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DO YOU JUMP OUT OF BED EVERY MORNING AND RUSH TO A JOB YOU LOVE? Or is the work you once enjoyed now just a way to pay the bills? Perhaps you're even doubting your career choice altogether. Let The Pathfinder guide you to a more engaging, fulfilling work life. Based on breakthrough techniques developed by Rockport Institute, an innovative and award-winning career-counseling network that has changed the lives of over 10,000 people, The Pathfinder offers invaluable advice and more than 100 self-tests and diagnostic tools that will help you choose an entirely new career -- or view a current job from a new, more positive perspective. You'll learn: * How to design your new career direction step by step so that it fits your talents, personality, needs, goals, values, and is, at the same time, practical and attainable * How to deal successfully with the "yeah but" voices in your head that keep you going back to the same old ill-fitting job, day after day * How to land the perfect job in your new field, plus tips on writing a really exceptional résumé, personal marketing, and networking (even for those who hate to network) Whether you're a seasoned professional in search of a career change or a beginner just entering the working world, you want to make the right choices from the beginning. No matter where you are in your journey, if you want work to be more of a dance than a drag, The Pathfinder will expertly coach you through the process of designing a career you will love.



The Career Counselor s Handbook Second Edition

The Career Counselor s Handbook  Second Edition Author Howard Figler
ISBN-10 9781607743552
Release 2011-10-26
Pages 320
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With more than sixty-five combined years of experience in the career development field, Howard Figler and Richard Nelson Bolles are the undisputed authorities when it comes to helping people find meaningful work. In this revised and updated second edition of their classic guide for career counselors, Figler and Bolles show aspiring counselors how to break into the business, and give experienced counselors ideas for improving effectiveness and recharging their practice. Outlining tools, problem-solving tips, and ethical values for today'¬?s career counselor, THE CAREER COUNSELOR'¬?S HANDBOOK features new information about performing the Annual Career Checkup, choosing Essence over Ego, and using the Internet-while celebrating the fact that even career counselors need counsel once in a while. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Do What You Are

Do What You Are Author Paul D. Tieger
ISBN-10 9780316236751
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 432
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The bestselling guide to finding career success and satisfaction through Personality Type is now thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated. Do What You Are -- the time-honored classic that has already helped more than a million people find truly satisfying work -- is now updated to include jobs in today's hottest markets, including health services, education, and communications technology. With the global economy's ups and downs, the advent of astonishing new technology, the migration to online work and study, and the ascendancy of mobile communication, so much has changed in the American workplace since this book's fourth edition was published in 2007. What hasn't changed is the power of Personality Type to help people achieve job satisfaction. This fifth edition is especially useful for millennials and for baby boomers experiencing midlife career switches. The book leads readers step-by-step through the process of determining and verifying Personality Type. Then it identifies occupations that are popular with each Type, provides helpful case studies, and offers a rundown of each Type's work-related strengths and weaknesses. Focusing on each Type's strengths, Do What You Are uses workbook exercises to help readers customize their job search, ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.



What Color Is Your Parachute For Teens 2nd Edition

What Color Is Your Parachute  For Teens  2nd Edition Author Carol Christen
ISBN-10 9781607743309
Release 2011-08-10
Pages
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In today’s über-competitive climate, you can’t just wing it when you graduate and count on finding a great job (or a great job finding you). It pays to figure out your interests early, so you can decide what additional schooling—and tuition debt—makes sense for your chosen field. In What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, career authorities Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles not only help you plan for these decisions, but also help you define the unique passions that will lead you to your dream job. With new chapters on social media and sustainable jobs—along with all-new profiles of twentysomethings who’ve found work in solar energy, magazine writing, and more—this new edition has all the nitty-gritty details you need to get started now. Most importantly, it’s packed with the big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are—and who you want to be. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies

Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies Author Joshua Waldman
ISBN-10 9781118678572
Release 2013-09-12
Pages 384
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Harness social media to land your dream job For anyone looking for a first job, exploring a career change, or just setting up for future success, social media sites are proven platforms for facilitating connections, demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing the job. Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies enables you to harness the power of the Internet to research and identify job opportunities, and then create a strategy for securing a position. Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies features in-depth coverage of topics such as: creating effective online profiles and resumes to sell your strengths; maintaining your online reputation and understanding electronic etiquette; using the power of personal branding and building your brand online; avoiding common pitfalls, such as jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy; getting to know Twitter, the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily; using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the "hidden job market" ahead of the competition; and much more. Takes the mystery out of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Offers advice on how to brand yourself online Includes coverage of the latest changes to social platforms and websites If you're a recent graduate, changing careers, or have been away from the job-search scene for a while, turn to the trusted guidance and expert insight of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies.



Cracking The Hidden Job Market

Cracking The Hidden Job Market Author Donald Asher
ISBN-10 9781580086394
Release 2010-12-28
Pages 208
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Can’t find a job? Maybe you’re seeing only half the picture! Half the job market is invisible Are you spending all your time applying to posted job openings—postings that draw hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of applications? No matter how perfect you are for the job, there is always someone else who’s a little more qualified, more experienced. The key to success in the current job market is breaking through to the hidden job market. Over half of all jobs go to someone who did not apply to a posted opening at all. What are they doing and how are they doing it? They’re finding new jobs before the posting hits the Internet. Career guru Donald Asher offers proven strategies for finding great opportunities in any industry. With Cracking the Hidden Job Market you’ll stop wasting time and effort and beat the job-search odds by learning how to: • find jobs that are never posted anywhere • get complete strangers to help you find a job • convince potential employers to give you an interview—even when they’re “not hiring” • find—and land—the new jobs in this, or any, economy Every page of Cracking the Hidden Job Market is packed with no-frills fundamentals to change the way you look for a job, this time—and forever!



Work at Home Now

Work at Home Now Author Christine Durst
ISBN-10 9781601630919
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 288
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Many legitimate home-based jobs and projects can be found online, but trustworthy guidance is scarce. Worse, with a 56-to-1 scam ratio in work-at-home ads, the terrain is a minefield of fraud. Nevertheless, customer service agents, researchers, test scorers, tutors, writers, and concierges are just a few of the many people regularly hired to work from home. A growing number of Fortune 500 companies, including UnitedHealth Group, American Express, and Northrop Grumman, also hire home-based personnel. In Work at Home Now, you'll learn: * The top insider tips on good and bad Google search terms. * How to find the needles in the haystack on Craigslist, Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder, and other big sites. * Where the real jobs for mystery shoppers, transcriptionists, and similar part-time specialties can be found. * Scam-spotting tips that even law enforcement doesn't know. Including interviews with hiring managers and successfu



Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Networking for People Who Hate Networking Author Devora Zack
ISBN-10 9781605096070
Release 2010-07-27
Pages 200
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Networking is the art of building and maintaining connections for shared positive outcomes. This field guide begins by politely examining, and then shattering to pieces, traditional networking truisms.