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Publisher's Summary

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2016 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.

In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work - and which don't. This revised and updated edition features an all-new list of online job-boards, plus a handy chart summarizing all the new research about résumés. Combining classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics, Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

©2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1972, 1970 Richard Nelson Bolles (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC

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Would you try another book from Richard N. Bolles and/or Patrick Lawlor?

I really loved this book in 2012 and I really thought it would be great as I was trying a new career move. But honestly this didn't help at all. I also wasn't crazy about the narrator as I often fell asleep. I think you need this in a book form in order to get the full benefit of it. I had to keep rewinding to write points down. I would not recommend this as a book for

How did the narrator detract from the book?

put me to sleep

Do you think What Color is Your Parachute? 2016 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not sure I can say yay or ney

Any additional comments?

see above

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better to by the book

too many items and exercises really doesn't lend this to be an audio book. better to buy the book so you can use the references and carry out the "to dos"

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Among the best written books I've ever read!

With Bolles's diverse experience, prose-like storytelling, and wealth of resources, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better way to enjoy finding your true calling / vocation / purpose and a rewarding career.

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The Best Resource For Anyone in The Career Development Field

This is one of the best books I have had the privilege of listening to and learning from. God bless you all.

Nickquolette Barrett of irockresumes.com

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His usual excellence.

I know he's a humble fellow, but the man and the book should be regarded as a "national treasure".

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Ended up buying the ebook anyway

There a more than a few exercises where it is highly beneficial you have the brook to refer to

Audible includes some of the charts but not all the keywords you need for the charts in pdfs. However this isn't mention during the audio doesn't tell you which one to refer to.

I ended up buying the a physical copy of the book ( newer edition) because I got tired of writing down websites incorrectly or names (most of which are not spelled out)

Great content though!

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long winded

But extremely informative. I just need 1/2 the gumption to do what's said in this book and I have no doubt I'll be a successful women. A valuable book to have in my collection. I liked it.

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Practical guide for job search

loved the book, worth my time with lot of practical exercises to look for job. Must do the flower exercise.

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Should be required reading for all high school students; and all new grads from college should read this book

I have personally purchased over 50 copies of this book as a gift for others. I bought 6 copies this year alone👍, as I have encountered a good number of friends and family who just needed some tools or in a big transition in life
Some just hated their job, but loved their work
I was re reading this time to see how social media was best used for professionals. The information was invaluable and I have immediately started to work on my online professional presence.
Everyone should read this book regardless of work/profession. And re read every so often to reevaluate how/who they are professionally and use this tool to help keep them on the best track for their search for the job that best fits their passions in life!

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Excellent but

many of the exercises are difficult to visualize in an audiobook, and there is supplemental reference material mentioned but understandably not read. You lose a little value on Audio, which is just to say if you are really finding the material heloful, buy the paper book too.

I wish there was a preface paragraph that would give Audio consumers online access to the additional materials.