Making the cut on Time magazine's All-Time 100 Non-Fiction Books, What Color Is Your Parachute has set the standard for career-help books for over forty years.
Richard Bolles keeps up with current issues in the job-hunting and career fields and adds and updates information in the book every year.
What's new in the 2013 edition? According to the publisher:
"Inventions in the book this year include a brand-new transferable skills grid, a novel way to discover what fields you would most like to work in, and a revamped version of [Bolles'] famed self-inventory instrument, the Flower Exercise."
What Color Is Your Parachute: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers (2013 ed.)
2013 Table of Contents
Preface- I’m Desperate: How Can a Book Help?
The Basics for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
Chapter 1 How to Find Hope
Chapter 2 The Seven Secrets About the Job-Market Today
Chapter 3 The Best and Worst Ways to Look for Jobs
Chapter 4 Life/Work Planning: Designing a Plan of Attack
Chapter 5 You Need to Understand More Fully Who You Are
Chapter 6 Networking and Social Media
Chapter 7 Five Ways to Choose or Change Careers
Chapter 8 Do I Really Need a Resume?
Chapter 9 Sixteen Tips About Interviewing
Chapter 10 How to Deal with Handicaps (Real or Imagined)
Chapter 11 The Six Secrets of Salary Negotiation
Chapter 12 Starting Your Own Business
The Pink Pages
Appendix A Finding Your Mission in Life
Appendix B A Guide to Dealing with Your Feelings While Out of Work
Appendix C A Guide to Choosing a Career Coach or Counselor
Appendix D Sampler List of Coaches
Bolles' supports job-hunters and career-changers with free information and helpful links on his site, JobHuntersBible.com. If you're feeling stuck in your job or are needing support when looking for a new career, you may want to check out What Color Is Your Parachute (2013 ed.).
Calgary Public Library offers information and support for job-hunters and career-changers through our Information Desk and programs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-260-2782 for more information, or browse through our Career programs online.