Tuesday, December 12, 2017

What Colour is Your Parachute? 2018 Edition

Something I am very excited about reviewing is this book and I will tell you why.

As someone coming from a background of not being in the workforce for an extended period of time and just getting back into it, I am in need of this book. With homeschooling my kids, picking up odd end jobs, and volunteering like it was an overtime job, I know have had a need to get back into the workforce.

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 * 

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