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Richard N. Bolles

Richard N. Bolles 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 www.jobhuntersbible.com.

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What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Job-Hunting Online, Sixth Edition
Written by Mark Emery Bolles and Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$12.99/14.99(Canada) | 978-1-60774-033-9 (1-60774-033-8)

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...

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How to Find Your Mission in Life
Written by Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | March 2005
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-1-58008-705-6 (1-58008-705-1)

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... Read more






The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide
Written by Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | July 2009
$9.99/12.99(Canada) | 978-1-58008-026-2 (1-58008-026-X)

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... Read more






Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped
Written by Richard N. Bolles and Dale S. Brown
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$14.99/16.99(Canada) | 978-1-58008-195-5 (1-58008-195-9)

Richard Bolles'¬?s WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? has helped millions of readers find their path in life, and now his creative approach to job-hunting is brought to bear on the specific challenges faced by job hunters with disabilities. In JOB-HUNTING FOR THE SO-CALLED HANDICAPPED, Bolles and Dale Susan Brown guide readers... Read more






What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Interviews
Written by Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | May 2014
$12.99/15.99(Canada) | 978-1-60774-659-1 (1-60774-659-X)

The first interview book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles.

Interviews instill fear in many a job-hunter, but this empowering guide from legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals that interviews are really just conversations to determine if the work—and workplace—is a great fit for both parties. 

For the... Read more






What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes
Written by Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | May 2014
$12.99/15.99(Canada) | 978-1-60774-657-7 (1-60774-657-3)

The first resume book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles.

Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash—or getting on the shortlist. That’s just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide... Read more






What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015
Written by Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Hardcover | August 2014
$29.99/35.00(Canada) | 978-1-60774-556-3 (1-60774-556-9)

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2015 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.
 
What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide with more than ten million copies sold. Now, no matter what your circumstances, every job-hunter... Read more






What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015
Written by Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | August 2014
$18.99/21.99(Canada) | 978-1-60774-555-6 (1-60774-555-0)

The world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2015 to tailor its long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.
 
What Color Is Your Parachute? is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide with more than ten million copies sold. Now, no matter what your circumstances, every job-hunter... Read more






What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter's Workbook, Fourth Edition
Written by Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | December 2012
$12.99/15.99(Canada) | 978-1-60774-497-9 (1-60774-497-X)

Career expert Richard N. Bolles walks job-hunters step by step through his famed self-inventory tool, the Flower Exercise, to discover their favorite skills and goals and create a picture of their ideal job or next career.

Whether you’re a recent grad, a midlife career-changer, or simply out of work, What Color Is... Read more






What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, 2nd Edition
Written by Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$15.99/19.99(Canada) | 978-1-58008-141-2 (1-58008-141-X)

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... Read more






What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition
Written by Carol Christen, Jean M. Blomquist and Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | April 7, 2015
$15.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-1-60774-577-8 (1-60774-577-1)

This updated career guide for teens draws on the principles of What Color Is Your Parachute? to help high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and find their perfect major or career.

What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens distills the time-tested advice of career development guru Richard... Read more






The Career Counselor's Handbook, Second Edition
Written by Howard Figler and Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$19.99/24.99(Canada) | 978-1-58008-870-1 (1-58008-870-8)

With more than sixty-five combined years of experience in the career development field, Howard Figler and Richard Nelson Bolles are the undisputed authorities when it comes to helping people find meaningful work. In this revised and updated second edition of their classic guide for career counselors, Figler and Bolles show aspiring... Read more






What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement, Second Edition
Written by John E. Nelson and Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | July 2010
$16.99/19.99(Canada) | 978-1-58008-205-1 (1-58008-205-X)

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... Read more






Fast Track Photographer, Revised and Expanded Edition
Written by Dane Sanders, Foreword by Richard N. Bolles
Amphoto Books | Trade Paperback | May 2010
$16.99/19.99(Canada) | 978-0-8174-0001-9 (0-8174-0001-X)

Become the professional photographer you were meant to be.
 
Competition in the photography industry has never been fiercer. But in this empowering guide, acclaimed photographer and speaker Dane Sanders reveals that the key to success is to stop worrying about what everyone else is doing and start focusing on your most powerful... Read more






Resume 101
Written by Quentin J. Schultze, Foreword by Richard N. Bolles
Ten Speed Press | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$12.99/14.99(Canada) | 978-1-60774-194-7 (1-60774-194-6)

Minimal job experience? No problem!
 
You’ve just graduated and are ready to land your first real job after college or high school. But how do you write the first résumé and cover letter of your career if you don’t have any previous jobs to list? How do you stand out... Read more





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