What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021

Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success

Welcome to the 50th Anniversary of What Color is Your Parachute?– with a new author!

First published in 1971 and updated annually, What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and is one of the most highly regarded career books in print.

It has been an honor to work on the 2021 edition, tailoring Richard Bolles’ long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice that job-hunters and career-changers need more than ever in 2021. Readers will find new strategies and updated information, case studies, and perspectives on today’s job market.

The core of this book remains Richard Bolles’ famed Flower Exercise, a unique self-inventory that has successfully guided millions of people. You will be taught to design your career plans around your key skills, knowledge, traits, and more. It was always Richard Bolles’ belief that the job market should not control your job search or satisfaction: you should be in control. And you can be in control—even with the current chaos of the job market and economy due to the pandemic.

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? 2021 will guide you toward a fulfilling and prosperous life’s work.

How To Purchase

A helpful workbook containing all the exercises in the book will be available in 2021.

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