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  • Published: 15 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781607746577
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $22.99
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What Color is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes


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

Resumes get an average of 8 seconds of attention before going in the trash-or the shortlist. For the first time, the father of the modern career development field, Richard Bolles, presents a resume guide with everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this all-powerful piece of paper. Merging decades of experience with the latest studies and job-market statistics, this all-new resume guide is packed with tips and tricks that will land interviews. With a Q&A section that answers job-hunter's most frequently asked questions, this timely resource also features fresh insights on key words, scanning software, soft skills, social media, posting resumes, and tailoring them for specific companies and positions. This slim volume contains a huge amount of information distilled down to its very essence, for job-hunters who want to write a winning resume-line up those interviews.

  • Pub date: 15 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9781607746577
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Richard N. Bolles

RICHARD N. BOLLES has been a leader in the career development field for more than thirty-five years. He was trained in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in physics from Harvard University and a master’s in sacred theology from General Theological (Episcopal) Seminary in New York City. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci.

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