Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~ Helen Exley
For many years, I have received a copy of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles as a special holiday gift. Just yesterday, I was given the 2013 Edition. I love this book and I love reading through it each year. As a career management professional, I routinely recommend this book to my clients, as well as Job-Hunters Survival Guide, also by Dick Bolles. The Parachute book has been around since the 1970’s – yes, some 40+ years ago – and to this day, I am always surprised when I hear a client say “Never heard of it.”
If you are a job seeker in 2013, I encourage you to give yourself a gift (Parachute 2013) this January. It will be a very special gift. It will be a gift that teaches you a tremendous amount of information about careers and job search. It will open your eyes to what you do not know about the subject of career management. It will help you reset your thinking about the strategy you may be using to find new employment. It may even change your life! I hope so!
The 2013 Edition of Parachute includes a brand-new transferable skills grid and other new inventions to help you, the job-hunter. (And yes, the book will teach you what a “transferable skill” is, just in case you don’t know). So, hop on Amazon, board a bus, or get in your car and go get this book – today. Without further ado. It will be the best $18.99 + tax you can invest in your 2013 job search.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~ Charles W. Eliot