Author bio

Richard Nelson Bolles

Richard Nelson Bolles - book author

Dick Bolles, more formally known as Richard Nelson Bolles, was a former Episcopal clergyman, a member of high-IQ society Mensa, and the author of the best-selling job-hunting book, What Color is Your Parachute? The book remained on The New York Times best-seller list for more than a decade and has sold over 10 million copies.

Richard Nelson Bolles is the author of books: What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, What Color Is Your Parachute? Workbook, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement: Planning Now for the Life You Want, What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes: Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter and Land Your Dream Interview, The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide, How to Find Your Mission in Life, The Three Boxes of Life and How to Get Out of Them, What Color is your Parachute? Guide to Job-Hunting Online, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future, What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook, Fifth Edition: A Companion to the Best-Selling Job-Hunting Book in the World


Author books

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A favourite of job hunters and career changers for more than three decades, it continues to be a mainstay on best-seller lists, from Amazon.com to BusinessWeek to the New York Times, where it has spent five and a half years.
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A job-hunter's workbook based on the author's acclaimed Parachute tool, known as the Flower Exercise. It includes worksheets that focus on translating personal interests into marketable job skills, while exploring issues such as emotional and spiritual fulfillment in the workplace.
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Plan Now for the Life You Want

Today’s economic realities have reset our expectations of what retirement is, yet there’s still the promise for what it can be: a life stage filled with more freedom and potential than ever before. Given the new normal, how do you plan for a future filled with prosperity, health, and happiness? As a companion to What Color Is Your Parachute?, the world’s best-selling career book, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement offers both a holistic, big-picture look at these years as well as practical tools and exercises to help you build a life full of security, vitality, and community.

This second edition contains updates throughout, including a section on Social Security, an in-depth exercise on values and how they inform your retirement map, and the one-of-a-kind resource for organizing the sea of information on finances and mental and physical health: the Retirement Well-Being Profile. More than a guide on where to live, how to stay active, or which investments to choose, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement helps you develop a detailed picture of your ideal retirement, so that—whether you’re planning retirement or are there already—you can take a comprehensive approach to make the most of these vital years.
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The first resume book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles.

 Resumes get an average of 8 seconds of attention before going in the trash--or the shortlist. For the first time, the father of the modern career development field, Richard Bolles, presents a resume guide with everything job-hunters and career changers need to know about this all-powerful piece of paper. Merging decades of experience with the latest studies and job-market statistics, this all-new resume guide is packed with tips and tricks that will land interviews. With a Q&A section that answers job hunter's most frequently asked questions, this timely resource also features fresh insights on key words, scanning software, soft skills, social media, posting resumes, and tailoring them for specific companies and positions. This slim volume contains a huge amount of information distilled down to its very essence, for job-hunters who want to write a winning resume--line up those interviews.
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One hundred pages of lifesaving advice for people out of work. When over ten million people have needed help with their job-hunt—or with figuring out what to do with their life—there is one person they have turned to, more than any other. He is Richard N. Bolles, author of the #1 job-hunting book of all time, What Color Is Your Parachute? His name is well-known around the world. Just during the last twelve months, he has appeared in Time (“10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now,” March 2009), U.S. News & World Report (deemed “savior of the nation’s unemployed,” October 2008), NBC’s Today Show (broadcast in April 2009), and many other publications and shows. His book was the #1 best-seller on BusinessWeek’s paperback list as recently as last November.

Never has his advice been more sought than during these brutal economic times. He has responded by writing a completely new book: The Job-Hunter’s Survival Guide, designed particularly for people who are hanging on the ropes, who haven’t time to do a lot of reading but need help desperately—and now. Early reviews have called this little Guide “brilliant” and “tremendously helpful.”
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Now in Paperback!In this intimate treasury of wit and wisdom, Richard Bolles, author of the job-hunting bible: WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?, explores the spiritual aspects of finding one’s place in the work world. For anyone who has ever wondered how to make the most of their unique natural gifts, or how to find a vocation that is both socially responsible and personally fulfilling, this enlightening and empowering little volume provides immeasurable guidance. Originally appearing as an appendix in PARACHUTE, this book has led countless people through life’s most difficult passages and is sure to inspire anyone who is either new to the job market or reconsidering their place in it. A guide to exploring the spiritual aspects of finding one’s mission in the workplace. Previous editions have sold 85,000 copies.
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Before you start your Internet job-hunt, there are some things that you must know, like:

• Why are job sites like Monster and CareerBuilder so stunningly ineffective?
• What can you do to make sure your resumes survive the elimination process?
• How do you find the information that search engines like Google can’t?
• How can you tell the difference between a genuinely helpful job board, and a website designed only to collect resumes?
• When are hobby forums more helpful than business networking sites?
• When is the Internet not helpful when job-hunting?
• What is the fatal flaw of all social networking sites?

The Guide to Job-Hunting Online, 6th Edition, not only answers these questions and many more, but shows you how to comprehensively and effectively use the Internet for all aspects of your job-hunt.

This companion to What Color Is Your Parachute?, the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, has been completely rewritten for our changing times and includes hundreds of updated website recommendations and descriptions. The Guide to Job-Hunting Online shows you how to quickly find the data that will be most helpful to you, how to identify and research the places where you will most enjoy working, how to leverage the power of social networking sites, and how to use your Internet time most effectively, avoiding the common pitfalls and setting you up for success.
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In today’s über-competitive climate, you can’t just wing it when you graduate and count on finding a great job (or a great job finding you). It pays to figure out your interests early, so you can decide what additional schooling—and tuition debt—makes sense for your chosen field. In What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, career authorities Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles not only help you plan for these decisions, but also help you define the unique passions that will lead  you to your dream job. With new chapters on social media and sustainable jobs—along with all-new profiles of twentysomethings who’ve found work in solar energy, magazine writing, and more—this new edition has all the nitty-gritty details you need to get started now. Most importantly, it’s packed with the big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that’s perfect for who you are—and who you want to be.
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A fill-in companion to the world's most popular job-search book, updated for 2019.

This interactive companion to the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? is a helpful tool for recent grads, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change. Featuring the Flower Exercise, Party Exercise, Transferable Skills Grid, and more of Richard Bolles's helpful charts and activities, this workbook allows job-hunters to roll up their sleeves and discover their unique interests, passions, and dreams that will give them, once completed, a picture of their dream job.