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What Color is your Parachute?
a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers
by Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press, 2010
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The purpose of this review of key ideas is to promote the author’s original work and to facilitate the application of the original ideas by the readers of the reviewed book.
This review is by no means a summary of the original publication and reading this review is not intended to be a subsitute for reading the book.

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  1. 1. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010 A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers By Richard N. Bolles Ten Speed Press 311 pages ISBN 978-1-58008-987-6 The purpose of this review of key ideas is to The purpose of this review of key ideas is to promote the author’s original work and to facilitate promote the author’s original work and to facilitate the application of the original ideas by the readers the application of the original ideas by the readers of the reviewed book. of the reviewed book. This review is by no means a summary of the This review is by no means a summary of the original publication and reading this review is not original publication and reading this review is not intended to be a subsitute for reading the book. intended to be a subsitute for reading the book.Executive Presentation by Ph. Geyr (@ www.execeducation.biz) 1
  2. 2. ...................................................................................For more than forty years since it was firstpublished in 1970, Richard Nolles has revised andupdated his popular job-hunting book.In this top-seller guide you will find the answers toimportant questions regarding your career either ifyoure just starting up now after finishing college, orif you are trying to change the path youve takenearlier, or even if you are pursuing your dream job,considering launching your own business or agedmore than 50 years planning for your retirement.It will help you get a clearer insight andunderstanding of your own expectations, dreamsand targets and how to fulfill them....................................................................................
  3. 3. JOB HUNTING IS A BRAIN GAME «It is sad but true. No one is going to come and rescue you. Given this fact, there is but one solution: you´ve got to learn how to rescue yourself.» 3
  4. 4. WE ARE IN THIS BUSINESS: small improvementBIG IMPACT 4
  5. 5. Why should anyone read this book?• It is a guide that will give you hope in difficult time• It is a practical manual that will give you many tools• It is a reference that will give you answers to FAQ’s• It can be a life-changing book
  6. 6. Who is this book for?People that: 1. Are unemployed and are looking for a job 2. Are employed and want to change their carreer 3. Want to change their life by finding their dream-job or passion in life 4. Are first-time job-hunter (recent former college students) 5. MBA’s students preparing their re-entry in the market 6. Are employers and want to improve their recruitment skills
  7. 7. What do some people not like in this book?• Less rigorous statistical approach• Spiritual or religious (optional) contents• «conversational» writing style• It is an annual (each year slightly different)• Very USA-centric
  8. 8. How to read this book? Putting this book to work for you• PrefacePart 1 - Finding a Job• Ch 1 – how to deal with rejection shock• Ch 2 - how to think and find out how to get hired«And what I have learned,…? I have learned that … we need 2 things aboveelse: hope, desesperately, and we need tools for discovering our vision forour own life, plus practical strategies for finding that vision, that work, andthat mission. Hopfully this book will give you both.» in Preface
  9. 9. Ch 1 - Rejection shock NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO YES! NO YES! NO YES!«don’t get a job by degrees» NO NO in Ch 8
  10. 10. Ch 2 – THINK!«He or she who gets hired is not necessarly the one who can dothat job best; but the one who knows the most about how to gethired.» Richard Lathrop, in Who’s hiring who?, cited in chapter 2 «Job hunting itself is a brain game.» in chapter 2 «It is sad but true. No one is going to come and rescue you. Given this fact, there is but one solution:you´ve got to learn how to rescue yourself.» in chapter 2
  11. 11. How to read this book? Putting this book to work for youPart 1 (continued) 8 things schools never teach us about job-hunting• Ch 3 – the 5 best ways to hunt for a job (out of 18 possible; plus the 5 worst ways; plus 4 ways that do not work well)• Ch 4 - how to deal with handicaps, including shyness• Ch 5 – how to get interviews through good resumés and through your contacts
  12. 12. How to read this book? Putting this book to work for youPart 1 (continued) 8 things schools never taught us about job-hunting• Ch 6 – how to do good interviews• Ch 7 – how to do a good salary negotiation• Ch 8 – how to choose a new career when you must, including tests and rules• Ch 9 – how to start your own business• Ch 10 – how to enter the world of aged 50+
  13. 13. How to read this book? Putting this book to work for you Learn about yourself to find your ideal jobPart 2 - Finding a Life (p 155 – p 241)• Ch 11 – the flower exercise (or the parachute workbook, or «that one piece of paper» – Petal 1 | what favorite values do you want your life to serve? – Petal 2 | what subjects (knowledges or expertise that you already have) do you want to use in your life and work? – Petal 3 | what transferable skills do you most enjoy using? – Petal 4 | what kind of people do you most enjoy working with or serving? – Petal 5 | what are your favorite working conditions? – Petal 6 | what level would you like to work at & what salary would you be satisfied with? – Petal 7 | where would you like to live, if you had a choice (place)?
  14. 14. How to read this book? Putting this book to work for you(Part 3) – The Green Pages• Appendix A - how to find your MISSION IN LIFE• Appendix B – a guide to choosing a Career Coach or Counselor• Appendix C – a sampler list of Coaches
  15. 15. DE QUE COR É O SEU PÁRA-QUEDAS?Guia prático para encontar emprego e mudar de carreira Richard N. Bolles Actual Editora (Almedina) Tema: Administração e Gestão Colecção: Extra Coleção Ano: 2012 Edição: Reimpressão ISBN: 9 789896 940034 360 páginas
  16. 16. Para a compra dos seus livros de gestão, consulte-nos: www.gestorelivreiro.comExecutive Presentation by Philippe Geyr (@ www.execeducation.biz)The purpose of this review of key ideas is to promote the author’s The purpose of this review of key ideas is to promote the author’soriginal work and to facilitate the application of the original ideas by original work and to facilitate the application of the original ideas bythe readers of the reviewed book. This review is by no means a the readers of the reviewed book. This review is by no means asummary of the original publication and reading this review is not summary of the original publication and reading this review is notintended to be a subsitute for reading the book. intended to be a subsitute for reading the book. 16

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