What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022

By Richard N. Bolles, Katharine Brooks,

Book cover of What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success

Book description

With timeless advice, up-to-the-minute insights, and more than ten million copies sold over fifty years, the world’s most popular and best-selling career guide is fully revised and expanded for 2022.
“One of the first job-hunting books on the market. It is still arguably the best. And it is indisputably the…

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5 authors picked What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022 as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I really love this book because it changed the trajectory of my entire career. I was a business major in high school and continued as a business major while working on my bachelor’s degree. However, I did not feel that working only in business was my true passion.

The book explored not only job-hunting tools but also provided tools for reflection on deciding what you really want to do as a career. After reading this book, I earned a master’s and doctoral degree working with adult learners, which is my true passion. I love the book because its advice and…

What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide.

This completely updated edition features the latest resources, strategies, and perspectives on today’s job market, revealing surprising advice on what works—and what doesn’t—so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results.

This practical manual also provides essential tips for writing impressive resumes and cover letters, networking effectively, interviewing with confidence, and negotiating the best salary possible. Perhaps the best thing about this book is the multiple versions for every level of job seekers of all ages and all levels of experience.

The only way to improve…

In June 1983 I just graduated from college, did not have a full-time job, and was living in my mother’s spare room. While I contemplated my next move, I scoured the help wanted ads and went to my local bookstore to get guidance. Luckily, I bought a copy of What Color Is Your Parachute.

The approach I read in this book started with “who am I,” not what job I wanted. The book helped me identify my goals, interests, skills, and preferred work environment.

Katharine Brooks has updated the information and content of the book while maintaining the spirit…

From Ted's list on managing your career.

This is an amazing book on careers and life purpose which although first published in the 70s has been updated very recently to reflect the changes in the world of work. What is most insightful about this book is instead of looking at just how to update your CV it helps you to think about how you think about your job search from the perspective of your unique skills and abilities. The book offers a number of innovative suggestions for how you decide what roles you want to go for, as well as dealing with the many challenges you will…

How do you want to spend your retirement? What activities appeal to you? Start by using the Flower exercise to identify your true preferences. What options are available to you to pursue your preferred activities? Consider volunteer, unpaid, and paid opportunities. If the latter, there is plenty of practical advice to help you navigate today’s job market. If you want to start a business, there’s a section on that, too. 

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