Richard N. Bolles – What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015

colourparachuteWhat Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide with more than ten million copies sold. Dick Bolles updates it annually to serve his audience best. The intended audience: job hunters, self-starters and others interested in labor economics, matching demand and supply. Technology changes, websites come and go. Since What Color Is Your Parachute? not only contains a very detailed step-by-step plan to set up a complete profile of yourself and prepare yourself for job hunting, it also has numerous examples, references and tips to be far more effective than fellow people looking for a job by merely scanning job postings or sending out colorless resumes.

You’ll learn what the parachute flower (through the The Flower Exercise), networking, confident interviewing and salary negotiation can do to boost your profile, get your dream job and not frustrating the financial result.

For the returning war veterans, there is a new twenty-page appendix this year, specifically addressing their unique needs. As one of the other appendices Bolles shares his powerful testimony on personal mission as a Christian. While examples are written and provided from a U.S. perspective, the Flower Exercise can be used globally. Many other tips & tricks will help people from other geographies as well. The book’s a companion to a series of exercises instead of a text book. Get into action!

About the author

Richard N. Bolles (1927) has led the career development field for more than forty years. A member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management, he has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of conferences. Bolles was trained in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University, a master’s in sacred theology from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City, and three honorary doctorates. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci. Visit