The 1994 What Color is Your Parachute?

A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Richard Nelson Bolles

Publisher: Ten Speed Press, 1994, 464 pages

ISBN: 0-89815-568-1

Keywords: Personal Development

Last modified: July 30, 2021, 10:08 p.m.

This is the best-selling job-hunting book in the world. 25,000 people a month buy this book and it has sold over 5 million copies. In the U.S., it has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 288 weeks. It is popular in many other countries, and available in seven languages.

  • Preface: Annual Comments from the Author
  • Putting Things in Perspective
    1. A Cup of Hope
    2. The Workquake of The '90s
  • Job-Hunting
    1. The Least Effective Job-Hunting Methods: Resumes, Agencies & Ads
    2. More Effective Ways of Job-Hunting
    3. If It Looks Like It's Going to Be 'A Long Haul': How to Avoid Getting Depressed
    4. Trying Something New: Working at Home, Starting Your Own Business, etc.
    5. Retiring Or Moving to a New Place
  • Choosing or Changing a Career
    1. How to Choose Or Change a Career
    2. What Skills Do You Most Enjoy Using?
    3. Where Do You Want to Use Your Skills?
    4. How Do You Go About Finding Such a Job?
  • Securing and Conducting an Interview Successfully
    1. How Do You Find the Person Who Has the Power to Hire You?
    2. Conducting the Interview
    3. Salary Negotiation
  • The Pink Pages
    1. Career Counselors and Other Resources
    2. Books and Notes for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
    3. How to Survive Financially
    • Epilogue: How to Find Your Mission in Life


The 1994 What Color is Your Parachute?

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Good ******* (7 out of 10)

Last modified: Feb. 22, 2011, 10:56 a.m.

A good book to have if you need to look for work. Don't care about the year, you only need one anyway.


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