80 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.3 in
December 26, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 160774497X
ISBN - 13: 9781607744979
Read from the Book
Why Do You Need to Know Who You Are? You could be doing this workbook for a number of reasons. They include: 1. You’re trying to find out more about who you are, just for the fun of it. Fun? Well, why shouldn’t it be? It’s you that you’re doing this homework on: what more fascinating exploration could you possibly imagine? You’ve got talent, no doubt about that. (Everyone has, even if they don’t know what it is . . . yet.) Finding out just what your specific gifts are should be lots of fun. It all depends on the attitude you bring to it. If you think of it as a task, it will be; if you think it will be fun, it will be. 2. You’re trying to make a major decision in your life: what major to pursue in college, what career to choose for your first time out of the gate into the world of work, or what career to change to, if you’ve been in the world of work for some time, and your present one is boring the life out of you. Knowing the answer to “Who am I?” will help tremendously with any of these decisions. Because “who am I?” involves—among other things—making a list of what you know, and what you can do. If we are in mid-life, often we can put together a new career just using what we already know, and what we already can do; we don’t necessarily have to go back for three or four years of retraining. I’m not talking here about radical career changes, like from salesperson to doctor, or from old-fashioned warehouse management to the mastering of CATIA systems. For such, you
From the Publisher
Career expert Richard N. Bolles walks job-hunters step by step through his famed self-inventory tool, the Flower Exercise, to discover their favorite skills and goals and create a picture of their ideal job or next career.
Whether you’re a recent grad, a midlife career-changer, or simply out of work, What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook is your key to creating a picture of your ideal job or next career.
Career guru Richard N. Bolles has been helping job-hunters for decades with his classic job-search guide, What Color Is Your Parachute? This revised and updated full-color workbook makes doing his highly effective Flower Exercise easy. With user-friendly exercises, all-new material, and plenty of space to write, the Job-Hunter’s Workbook will help you translate personal interests into marketable job skills. Simple step-by-step worksheets will illuminate your favorite transferable skills, fields of knowledge, job environments, values and goals, working conditions, and levels of responsibility and salary. Once you’ve completed the workbook, you’ll have a comprehensive picture of your dream job, and be able to target your ideal work situation.
About the Author
RICHARD N. BOLLES has led the job-search field for more than 40 years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles holds a bachelor's degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master's degree from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates.
Praise for What Color Is Your Parachute?
“What Color Is Your Parachute? is about job-hunting and career-changing, but it’s also about figuring out who you are as a person and what you want out of life.”
“There’s Parachute, and then there’s all the rest . . . A life-changing book.”
—Career Planning and Adult Development Journal
“It was one of the first job-hunting books on the market. It is still arguably the best.
And it is indisputably the most popular.”