What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022

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Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success

Format: Softcover

ISBN: 9781984860347

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 most popular."--Fast Company

 In today's challenging job market, as recent grads face a shifting economic landscape and seek work that pays and inspires, as workers are laid off mid-career, and as people search for an inspiring work-life change, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever.

 This new edition has been fully revised for 2022 by Vanderbilt University Career Center director Katharine Brooks, EdD, with modern advice on the job-hunt strategies that are working today, such as building an online resume, making the most of social media tools, and acing virtual interviews. Building on the wisdom of original author Richard N. Bolles, this edition updates the famed Flower Exercise (which walks job seekers through the seven ways of thinking about themselves) and demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing and networking.

 With the unique and authoritative guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute?, job-hunters and career changers will have all the tools to discover--and land--their dream job. ©Dec. 14 2021, 352 pages


Introduction to the 2022 Edition 1
  Chapter 1 Welcome to the Ever-Changing World of the Job Search  
    The length of the average job hunt has increased dramatically. The length of time the average job lasts has decreased dramatically. The way jobs are done is changing. 5
  Chapter 2 The Job Search Is a Mind Came: Here Are Ten Ways to Win  
    You have a choice in how you view your job search. Choose hope. Choose a positive outlook. 23
  Chapter 3 How to Deal with Any Challenges You Have in the Job Search  
    Being turned down for a job can lead to thinking there is something about you that caused it. 37
  Chapter 4 Choose a Career, Change a Career, or Find a Job: What Works  
    There are different ways you can go about the job hunt. Each has a different chance of success. The Traditional Approach begins with the job market. The Parachute Approach begins with you. 71
  Chapter 5 Introduction to the Flower Exercise  
    At the heart of this book is the Flower Exercise: a self-inventory in which you examine seven ways of thinking about yourself, using the language of the workplace. 97
  Chapter 6 The Flower Exercise: A Comprehensive Self-Inventory  
    You have a much better chance of finding work using this method than if you just sent out a resume. Not just work, but work you really want to do. If you are thinking about a career change, you will discover what new direction you want to pursue. 111
  Chapter 7 You Get to Choose Where You Work  
    Find out what careers or work your Flower Diagram points to. Try on jobs before you decide which ones to pursue. Research places thoroughly and utilize contacts. 189
  Chapter 8 Your Resume Is Already Online  
    There's a new resume in town, and it's online. Remove anything that contradicts the impression you would like to make. Expand your positive professional presence. 211
  Chapter 9 Fifteen Tips About Your Job Interview  
    What to keep in mind during hiring conversations. 243
  Chapter 10 The Five Secrets of Salary Negotiation  
    How to get the best salary possible. 279
  Chapter 11 How to Start Your Own Business  
    There is another choice if you don't want to work for someone else. 293
    Conclusion 307
    The Blue Pages: Finding Your Mission in Life  
    From the original writings of Richard N. Bolles. 309
    The Final Words 327
    About the Authors 333
    Notes 334
    Index 337