Tuesday, November 1, 2016

What Color is Your Parachute? 2017 - Review

It's a whole new world for job hunters. We've got Google and social media that employers are checking. We've got job-hunting websites. And we've got job reports that tell us not enough people are getting hired but that there are MILLIONS of jobs available. So if you're about to graduate college, laid off and looking for a new job, or looking to switch careers, then this updated version of the book will be your go-to.

Written by Richard N. Bolles, the new What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017 helps you take your job search and go at it in a new way. You've probably been sending out resumes and waiting to hear back, right? Well, that's one way to do it, but that's not the only way. Using the book's self-inventory chapters, you'll discover more about yourself, which will ultimately help you discover more about the kind of job you want so you can more easily go out and get that job. It's kind of fun to fill out the seven petals of your flower. (Although, I did get stuck coming up with seven stories for petal three's The Parachute Skills Grid. None of my "challenge" stories can compare with the example of the guy who basically re-built his car into a camper. Uhm, what?)

There are also tips about salary negotiation and interviewing skills, which are must-reads.

This book has apparently been very helpful for everyone who has used it since it was first published in 1970. It continues to be updated every year to reflect what's happening in today's society and job market, so it must be doing something right. If you've tried everything else to land a job and don't know why you're not getting a job, then you might want to take a look at this book.

I received a free review copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review.

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