Time magazine has called it "one of the all-time 100 best non-fiction books". The Center for the Book, Library of Congress calls it "one of the 25 books that have shaped reader's lives". What book are they referring to?
What Color is Your Parachute, which recently published its 2014 edition, has been a staple of career counselling centers for years. First published in 1970, it has been updated annually since 1975. What Color is Your Parachute has sold 10 million copies worldwide and is available in 22 languages.
Author and career guru Richard Bolles gave some insight into his publication with this 2010 interview with AOL.jobs. Proving that it is as relevant today as it was when it was first published, the 2014 edition table of contents includes such chapters as: Google is Your New Resume, Five Ways to Change Careers, What to Do When Your Job-Hunt Just Isn't Working.
More than just a job hunting manual, it covers career exploration and self discovery. The pink pages at the end of the book cover such topics as dealing with your feelings while out of work, finding your mission in life, guide to finding a career coach or counsellor.
No matter what stage you are in your career - starting, changing, midway or ending, this book has something that will resonate with you.