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A Must-Listen Interview for Job Hunters

No matter who you are or what you do, I’m willing to bet you know who Richard “Dick” Bolles is. Maybe the name itself doesn’t ring a bell, but the title of his book most certainly will: What Color Is Your Parachute?

Sound familiar?

Dubbed the “Job Hunter’s Bible”, this book is considered the gold standard of career guides. With a focus on finding and living your life’s purpose, this book covers every conceivable job search topic including networking, research, resume and cover letter creation, successful interview techniques and so much more.

I recently received a complimentary copy of What Color Is Your Parachute 40th Anniversary Edition, which features a whole slew of updated material to help job searchers navigate today’s difficult economy. I found the added focus on technology and our current economic landscape especially insightful.

A little while ago, I was fortunate enough to sit down with Mr. Bolles (a spunky 85-year-old) for a candid conversation about his latest work, as well as the modern economic climate and how it impacts job hunters. As you’ll hear, we discussed a wide variety of career-related topics and shared a few laughs along the way.

I highly recommend that anyone considering a job change in 2012 take a few minutes to listen to our conversation. You’ll learn more about what to expect—as well as how to succeed—in the modern job search market.

Plus, you’ll also learn:

  • What inspired Mr. Bolles to write the first edition way back in 1970 (and how he negotiated an amazingly clever contract to revise it annually!)
  • Where the idea for that wacky title came from
  • What every job hunter needs to know about looking for work in today’s economy
  • What new insights are offered in the latest edition of the book

Listen to our conversation now:

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6 Responses to “A Must-Listen Interview for Job Hunters”

  1. Cheryl says:

    Thanks for posting this informative and vibrant interview with the author of such an iconic book! A very fitting interview for this point in my life. Perfect timing – thanks Chrissy!! You always have the best, and friendliest, interviews. =)

  2. Erin says:

    Great interview! I’m a big fan of his book and I’ll definitely have to check out the newest edition.

  3. Johanna says:

    Off course the modern job search is very different then what it was even a decade back.New skills and tricks are vital traits you need to have when going for an interview.This book does sounds familiar and I’m plannnig to read it soon.Thanks for the article,it rocks!
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