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What Color is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers continues the 40 year journey of this legendary book, with updated information for today’s economy. I used this book years ago and found it a relevant, helpful road map through the job search process. Today, it is as relevant and helpful. Of special value is Bolles’ very pragmatic view of job search in an employer-driven job market. He reminds us that there are jobs and then provides very practical advice about how to find the one that’s right for you. I recommend this book as a resource for anyone of any age or education level who is searching for a job.

What Color Is My Parachute ? Job-Hunter’s Workbook  is the companion workbook to What Color Is My Parachute?

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Harvey MacKay, of Swim With the Sharks Without Getting Eaten fame, plunged into the job search arena to share his years of experience as a corporate leader and board member. With an easy-to-read style, Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Dooroffers plenty of insights into how employers view applicants, as well as helpful hints for how job seekers can best position themselves.  I recommend this for job seekers to get a great perspective on what employers look for when hiring, and to help mentally prepare you for the job hunt.