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 with prosperity, health, and happiness? As a companion to What Color Is Your Parachute?, the world's best-selling career book, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement offers both a holistic, big-picture look at these years as well as practical tools and exercises to help you build a life full of security, vitality, and community.
This second edition contains updates throughout, including a section on Social Security, an in-depth exercise on values and how they inform your retirement map, and the one-of-a-kind resource for organizing the sea of information on finances and mental and physical health: the Retirement Well-Being Profile. More than a guide on where to live, how to stay active, or which investments to choose, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement helps you develop a detailed picture of your ideal retirement, so that-whether you're planning retirement or are there already-you can take a comprehensive approach to make the most of these vital years.
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 Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook is your key to creating a picture of your ideal job or next career.
Career guru Richard N. Bolles has been helping job-hunters for decades with his classic job-search guide, What Color Is Your Parachute? This revised and updated full-color workbook makes doing his highly effective Flower Exercise easy. With user-friendly exercises, all-new material, and plenty of space to write, the Job-Hunter’s Workbook will help you translate personal interests into marketable job skills. Simple step-by-step worksheets will illuminate your favorite transferable skills, fields of knowledge, job environments, values and goals, working conditions, and levels of responsibility and salary. Once you’ve completed the workbook, you’ll have a comprehensive picture of your dream job, and be able to target your ideal work situation.
About the Author:
Howard Figler, Ph.D., was formerly the career center director at the University of Texas at Austin and director of counseling at Dickinson College
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 Your Parachute? For Teens, career authorities Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles not only help you plan for these decisions, but also help you define the unique passions that will lead you to your dream job. With new chapters on social media and sustainable jobs—along with all-new profiles of twentysomethings who've found work in solar energy, magazine writing, and more—this new edition has all the nitty-gritty details you need to get started now. Most importantly, it's packed with the big-picture advice that will set you up to land the job that's perfect for who you are—and who you want to be.