If you are looking for a career change in 2015, you will find that reading the book What Color Is Your Parachute is a comprehensive guide to success. The reason I chose this book is because at age 47, I finally got my bachelor’s degree! What everyone needs to know in this new version of “What Color is Your Parachute 2015” is that to get a job in this era and in the future, the way to do it is clearly written by the author. Bolles offers some good advice in chapter two, including why you need to Google his name. “Since 2008, or even earlier, there is a new resume in town and it’s called Google.” Everyone has the opportunity to join free social networks like LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and others to build a great portfolio, business, reputation, and resume. A great tip is to research the job you are applying for! It helps to know the company so that when the interview comes around, you are prepared to answer questions about their organization.

I loved the flower diagram in the book, as well as the many other templates where you can narrow down everything you need to include in your personal profiles, portfolios, and exercises that help you gain value for potential employers. Chapter ten talks about making career changes with links and resources to help anyone make the transition. This is a great resource book to keep or gift to a recent graduate. I admire Bolles for his extensive experience in Time magazine’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books. So how do you get a job in a market with a slow economy that is currently being produced? Getting advice from authors, websites, friends, family, or articles is a great resource, but it’s best to only target companies that fit your ideal career. The most important thing is to prepare your resume to suit the job, with a cover letter and references. On a personal note, I created a Weebly resume for my security career and it’s free! I want to thank Blogging for Books for a free copy of this book so I can post an honest review.

TIPS:

Take some personality tests to find out which jobs are best for you online.

Remember that you are “interviewing” them as they are for you.

Never give up on your job search and it is better to look for a job that you are passionate about.

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