The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide

The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide

How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work, Even When "There Are No Jobs"

By Richard Nelson Bolles

Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781580080262, 102pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2009

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 job-hunting book of all time, "What Color Is Your Parachute?" His name is well-known around the world. Just during the last twelve months, he has appeared in "Time" ("10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now," March 2009), "U.S. News & World Report" (deemed "savior of the nation's unemployed," October 2008), NBC's "Today Show" (broadcast in April 2009), and many other publications and shows. His book was the #1 best-seller on "BusinessWeek's" paperback list as recently as last November.
Never has his advice been more sought than during these brutal economic times. He has responded by writing a completely new book: "The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide," designed particularly for people who are hanging on the ropes, who haven't time to do a lot of reading but need help desperately--and now. Early reviews have called this little "Guide" "brilliant" and "tremendously helpful.

About the Author
Bolles holds a master's degree in New Testament studies. Mr. Bolles's background includes service as canon pastor of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; national staff member of United Ministries in Higher Education; director, National Career Development Project; and author, consultant, and speaker.

Praise For The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide

Parachute remains the gold standard of career guides.”
Fortune magazine

“’The Job-Hunter’s Survival Guide’ is slim . . . but there is nothing small about the book’s job-hunting tips.”
—McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
“a quick and concise book. . . . And, at $9.99, it’s priced to sell.”
—Sunday New York Times
“chock-a-block with bullet points and tips” / “a best-hits collection of advice...culled from his 40 years of career guidance.”
—Tali Arbel, “Watercooler” Columnist, Associated Press
“Bolles’ short, sharp tome offers triage to those job seekers who may be either flummoxed with the economy or paralyzed by indecisiveness or lack of a clear path. ...his folksy, familiar style and presentation are an effective tonic for jittery nerves and chronic brain freeze. It’s pretty ballsy for an author to produce something that might cannibalize sales of his other books, but this disruptive act of creative destruction is actually a brilliant stroke by Bolles and could provide just the gentle push needed by many.”
—Richard Pachter, Miami Herald
“a peach of a book. …so elegantly slim and direct. …Take a spin through this book and do what it says until you find a job.”
—Working Strategies syndicated career columnist Amy Lindgren, St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Any reader who takes the time to practice these lessons will dreastically improve their odds of finding employment and finding it soon.”
—Sacramento Book Review
“a cheaper, more concise guide...for job hunters facing today's brutal job market."
—Content That Works, Syndicated “Working Class” Career Columnist Leslie Whitaker
"Over 15 million Americans are looking for work. ...They need a parachute. And that's exactly what they have."
—Christianity Today
“Bolles gives job hunters concise, down-to-earth advice by summarizing many different methods of finding jobs in a down economy.”
—Library Journal

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