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What Color Is Your Parachute

by Richard Nelson Bolles


If you’re looking for a job or thinking about making a career switch, this book is the one for you! It doesn’t matter if you’ve been out of the workforce for a while, or just about to start looking for your first job, this book has tons of helpful advice to help you identify and land the job you desire.

About the Author

Dick Bolles, more formally known as Richard Nelson Bolles, was a former Episcopalian clergyman, is a member of the high-IQ society Mensa, and the author of the best-selling, job-hunting book, What Color is Your Parachute? The book remained on The New York Times best-seller list for more than a decade and has sold over 10 million copies.

Great ideas from this book

Job-hunting skills

1. Effectively hunt for jobs.

2. Tailor your online presence to be more appealing to prospective employers.

3. Create an attractive LinkedIn account.

4. Create a good resume.

5. Give a good job interview.

6. Make a good first impression on your interviewer.

7. Negotiate your salary effectively.

8. Create a self-inventory.

9. Identify where you want to work.

10. Get your mind off what you can’t do, and on to what you can do.

11. Choose the right career path for you.

Business management

12. Identify what kind of business you want to have.