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What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers - Richard N. Bolles

Title: What Color is Your Parachute
Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press
Publication Date:
August 11, 2015
Hardcover via Blogging for Books




My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


My Review (originally posted at Read, Run, Ramble):


Practical, helpful advice, info, and resources in this edition. The updates made for the current job market are helpful – LinkedIn, Social Media, etc.


Though career changers are mentioned, the book mostly feels written towards those just out of school or beginning their search for a job and those who are unemployed for some other reason. More guidance/help for those in current jobs would be helpful since they are facing more time constraints and other similar road blocks when searching for a new job/career.


I haven’t gone through the petals exercise so my review is based solely on the content and not application of the method. I believe the exercise will be beneficial and eye opening, but as a person with a full-time career and a family, fitting in the necessary steps will be difficult and time consuming (hence my mention of those like me in the paragraph above. I decided I had waited long enough and needed to review the books’ content for now.


My true intent for requesting an ARC of this book was for my son who is nearing graduation and has no idea what he wants to do with life and seems to struggle a bit with it. I’m actually hoping the content and exercises in the book will help HIM. That is yet to be seen since getting him to read and apply the content will likely not be anything I can accomplish in the near future!


The book definitely gave me a lot to think about and assess, whether now or later – you never know where the job market will leave you, right!?


As it always has been, I think this book is a mainstay for those newly in the job market or quickly approaching it.


I was provided with an ARC of this book by the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not compensated for any of my reviews.