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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 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's 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 edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

© 2018, 2017, 2016, 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)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., 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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Second time reading this book & helps give a path

This book is for people that want to find a job they love and want to get up for everyday.

I read this book the first time, and decided to make a career change. I went back to school to get more skills and change directions. After finishing school, I let a personal matter force me into another career I didn't want to do. I found this book again, and decided to re-read it and make that change.

I am in the process of making the change, but this book helps uncover pieces that you might not have realized you enjoy or could be a future career.

We all tend to just get a job, whatever comes along at the time. This book helps you find a career that you love, and you can start building a future at.

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Reads Complete Website Names

What disappointed you about What Color is Your Parachute? 2018?

He will read entire website names, including www.//. It turned what seemed a good book into nails on a chalk board

What could Richard N. Bolles have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Do not read entire website addresses

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from What Color is Your Parachute? 2018?

All of the times he reads w w w dot forward slash forward slash _______ dot com

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Boring...but good info

I imagine this would be better as a physical book...

If you are not great at the basics of job interviewing this book could be exceptional and a game changer for you. The information was solid advice...but very lack luster for me personally..too....basic?

What really killed it, was it was like listening to a robot read an encyclopedia.

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  • R. Ho
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Practical and actionable

This audiobook provided a lot of insight to me during my job search. There are many exercises related to the Flower Exercise and self-inventory. I've gained a broader and deeper perspective of my career as a result of this book. Highly recommend!

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The book for job seeker

If you are looking for a job, this is the book that can really helps you.

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That voice...

I had to return this audio book primarily because of the narration - listening to him reading out lists of websites complete with each, "double u, double u, double u, dot" was like fingernails on a chalkboard. He had a big, friendly voice but, to my ears, more suited to narrating a Disney animal movie.

The information in the book is fine but dated.

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Two basic, not for anyone looking for new insights for career changes

I had heard about this book and was excited to listen to it, it is a very long listen and I actually went through the whole thing, there were some decent nuggets of good information, but overall was very basic and most of the advice was obvious stuff that can be found by doing a simple internet search. In fact there are parts in which he talks about the internet as if it’s something new!! This book was written for 2018 with a 2008 (or older) mentality. Probably good for people that are old and have not needed to look for a job in 20 years, or for college students that are brand new to the workforce and are looking for an entry-level job, maybe. I don’t recommend this book if you already know how to do Internet job searches and are up-to-date with technology today

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Just do it.arn

$$ worth it. invest some time & learn a thing or two about u and the world

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