Especially with my separation, I am needing to revamp and get back into the workforce in a powerful way.
There is work to be done out of the book and it's not just a multiple choice test-like assessment which can be frustrating and great all at the same moment. While we want quick answers, sometimes things are always A, B, C, or D in choices which is very true in life in general.
I wish each petal (goal to fill out) has more concrete descriptions and ideas to help you. I feel that they are a really good start but it would be cool if they gave a full list for you to choose from and even inspire you to come up with your own.
Finding the writer within me was helpful because that is something I can look back at and see my communication style and so much more that will transfer to a work environment.
Love that he gives personality type tests including the Myer-Briggs. I haven't taken that in a long time so I would like to retake that to reassess myself and my skills. That will be and has been huge in discovering things about myself.
When I go on break for Thanksgiving, I think I am going to delve into this completely and fully so I can really grasp who I am. What else better to do than to gear up for what is to come for my future?
Another thing I really like about this update for 2018 is the fact that we are becoming more of a digital age and workforce than ever before. I am even looking into teleworking which provides both me and the employer some amazing things!
It even goes into handling handicaps that you have- now that is wise!
They also have the blue pages which are more on a personal level but has a tremendous effect on the self and the working self. I really like this is addressed personally.
The book could have better included though, how to network in this day in age, and how to apply for jobs better. I think it is such a great first step which is the hardest part!
I give this book 4 out of 5
About this Book:
With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.
In today's challenging job market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
* I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review *