What Color Is Your Parachute? 2020

A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Author: Richard N. Bolles

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2020, tailoring Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. NAMED ONE OF THE ALL-TIME 100 BEST NONFICTION BOOKS BY TIME What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, revised and updated annually with more than ten million copies sold. This newly streamlined edition features the latest resources, case studies, 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. At its core is Richard N. Bolles’s famed Flower Exercise, a unique self-inventory that helps you design your career—and your life—around your key passions, transferable skills, traits, and more. 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. Whether you’re searching for your first job, were recently laid off, or are dreaming of a career change, What Color Is Your Parachute? will guide you toward a fulfilling and prosperous life’s work.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021

Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success

Author: Richard N. Bolles

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 343

View: 784

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 2021 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 Skype 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 they need to discover--and land--their dream job.

What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook, Fifth Edition

A Companion to the Best-Selling Job-Hunting Book in the World

Author: Richard N. Bolles

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 920

A fill-in companion to the world's most popular job-search book, updated for 2019. This interactive companion to the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? is a helpful tool for recent grads, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change. Featuring the Flower Exercise, Party Exercise, Transferable Skills Grid, and more of Richard Bolles's helpful charts and activities, this workbook allows job-hunters to roll up their sleeves and discover their unique interests, passions, and dreams that will give them, once completed, a picture of their dream job.

What Color Is Your Parachute? for College

Pave Your Path from Major to Meaningful Work

Author: Katharine Brooks, EdD

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 937

An indispensable guide for college students, adapted from the world’s most popular and bestselling career book, What Color Is Your Parachute? What Color Is Your Parachute? for College is the only guide you need for making the most of your college career from start to finish. Based on the bestselling job-hunting system in the world, created by Richard N. Bolles, it covers deciding on a major, designing a four-year plan with your interests and values in mind, creating impactful social media, developing a resume that stands out in a crowd, and making invaluable connections to the workplace. Filled with introspective activities designed to bring out your unique skills and knowledge for interviews, resumes, and cover letters, this book provides easy-to-follow templates, rubrics, and lists to help you create the best possible social media platform, including LinkedIn. You’ll discover how to leverage your skills and experiences throughout college to start your future—whether that means landing a meaningful internship (and making the most of it!), finding your first job, continuing on to graduate school, or taking a gap year. Whatever your future plans, What Color Is Your Parachute? for College will get you there.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021

Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success

Author: Richard N. Bolles

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 756

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 2021. 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 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 has been fully revised for 2021 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 to network effectively, interviewing virtually with confidence, and negotiating the best salary possible. At its core is Richard N. Bolles’s famed Flower Exercise, a unique self-inventory that helps you design your career—and your life—around your key passions, transferable skills, traits, and more. With the unique and authoritative guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute?, job-hunters and career changers will have all the tools they need to discover—and land—their dream job.

Understanding Human Information Behavior

When, How, and Why People Interact with Information

Author: Beth St. Jean

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

View: 302

This introductory textbook for undergraduate students in information science, information studies, computer science, and related disciplines provides an applied grounding in information behavior. The book positions information behavior as a foundational element undergirding all of the information and computer science disciplines and professions

Majoring in Psychology

Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals

Author: Jeffrey L. Helms

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 154

MAJORING IN PSYCHOLOGY The gold standard in preparing for an undergraduate education and career in psychology. In the newly revised Third Edition of Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals, distinguished psychologists and educators Drs. Jeffrey L. Helms and Daniel T. Rogers deliver an accessible and concise review of ideal strategies for embarking on a successful undergraduate career in psychology. Readers will discover the benefits of pursuing a psychology degree and learn how to prepare for a career in the field or to continue with graduate study. Filled with brand-new content, this edition includes updated statistics and links; increased considerations of issues of diversity, inclusion, and representation; new professional spotlights and insider’s perspectives; and an expansion of the information on careers in research. The book also offers a wide range of supplemental exercises and materials. The new edition includes access to significantly revised instructor’s materials, including accessible PowerPoint slides and an updated test bank for each chapter, as well as: A thorough introduction to succeeding in college, including important transitions to make, strategies to apply, and resources to access Comprehensive explorations of assessing and developing career goals and how to use a bachelor’s degree in psychology to prepare for the job market or graduate school Practical discussions of careers in the various subfields of psychology, from forensic psychology to academia An in-depth assessment of the modern career outlook for psychology majors Perfect for aspiring and current undergraduate students considering or undertaking an undergraduate course of study in psychology, Majoring in Psychology is an indispensable resource for anyone contemplating a career in clinical, counseling, forensic, or any other subfield of psychology.

Passionate Work

Endurance after the Good Life

Author: Renyi Hong

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 578

In Passionate Work, Renyi Hong theorizes the notion of being “passionate about your work” as an affective project that encourages people to endure economically trying situations like unemployment, job change, repetitive and menial labor, and freelancing. Not simply a subject of aspiration, passion has been deployed as a means to build resilience and mend disappointments with our experiences of work. Tracking the rise of passion in nineteenth-century management to trends like gamification, coworking, and unemployment insurance, Hong demonstrates how passion can emerge in instances that would not typically be understood as passionate. Gamification numbs crippling boredom by keeping call center workers in an unthinking, suspensive state, pursuing even the most banal tasks in hope of career advancement. Coworking spaces marketed toward freelancers combat loneliness and disconnection at the precise moment when middle-class sureties are profoundly threatened. Ultimately, Hong argues, the ideal of passionate work sustains a condition of cruel optimism in which passion is offered as the solution for the injustices of contemporary capitalism.

Influence and Impact

Discover and Excel at What Your Organization Needs From You The Most

Author: Bill Berman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 795

Optimize your career development by focusing on what your job requires and what your colleagues need Doing the right job the right way is critical to your professional success. Influence and Impact: Discover and Excel at What Your Organization Needs From You The Most provides an easy-to-follow, common-sense approach to building influence at any level of an organization. Accomplished leadership and executive coaches Bill Berman and George Bradt offer a fresh perspective on Evaluating what values, strengths and capabilities you bring to your role How you can develop new skills to increase your influence Determining if you are in the right place to have the greatest impact Through a trifecta of clear frameworks, accessible anecdotes, and pragmatic solutions, Influence and Impact shows the reader how to apply well-tested coaching tools to becoming more influential and achieving impact at work. If you have never worked with an executive coach—or even if you have—this book provides the concepts, techniques, and provocative questions to unpack personal paths to success. Perfect for executives, managers, leaders, and any professional who hopes to get a clearer picture of what their colleagues, superiors, and followers expect of them, Influence and Impact will allow to you refocus your efforts at work and obtain the results you’ve been looking for.

What Color is Your Parachute?

A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career-changers

Author: Richard Nelson Bolles

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

View: 474

A guide to discovering personal goals and interests explains how to apply that information toward obtaining satisfying employment