Monday, June 09, 2008


Did you know that there is a career guide that was chosen by the Library of Congress (Center for the Book) as One of 25 Books That Have Shaped Readers' Lives?

Did you know that Today's Librarian has called this same book One of the Seven Essential Popular Business Books?

Did you know that this book appears on the BusinessWeek Best-Seller List week after week?

Did you know that this same book has been published every year for almost 40 years?

This book which has become a classic in its own field is What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles.

Last week Bolles was in New York and gave some contemporary pointers in his talk at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. Here are some highlights.

1. Newspaper classified advertisements have been surpassed by online job postings.

2. The websites he recommends to job seekers are:,,,, and

3. Very large job posting sites like may not be as effective as the smaller ones because there are too many jobs with complicated job titles.