Most Helpful Book for 2014

What Color is Your Parachute? 2015 is an upbeat manual for job hunters. The year 2008 makes everyone in the job search arena heave a big sigh. It was a pivotal year for creating jobs and finding jobs. The author uses current data to lead the reader past the problems of 2008 and find a career for today. He also has created a step-by-step guide to finding a vocation that “fits” every personality.
The book begins with an exploration of the events in 2008 and how these events effect the job search today. However, unlike so many depressing data diatribes, this book declares the post 2008 world to be a job search opportunity. What a refreshing viewpoint! Richard Bolles believes that all it takes to find a career (the right career) is a new and bolder approach. Throughout the book he uses poetry, cartoons, and easy to follow charts to make the book have an easygoing and positive note. With his encouraging perspective it seems almost simple to find the job that is just right for you.
Don’t let the simple flow of the text fool you into thinking that this book is a picnic of “fluff.” Richard Bolles has over 40 years of experience in career development and is determined to stay up to date with related information. He quotes several job statistics and includes web addresses to sites that give more data. The research is thorough and easy to double check with the internet.
The main purpose of the book is to help the reader use Bolles’ method to choose a career that would fit just right with the reader’s skills. Having a job is not enough if that job is not the right one for you. Bolles will help you pursue and win your dream. His method guides you in determining the skills and aspirations that have shaped you into the perfect fit for the job you desire.
This text is helpful for any step of the career path. You may be looking to change careers, get your first job, or return to work after military service. Using Bolles’ methods will help you discover your life mission and stride into a new career with confidence.
I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

Favorite book for 2014

 

It is a common cliche to say that I could not put this book down. However, with this novel it is absolutely true. It was a daily struggle to force myself to stop reading so that I could go to work. Eric Blehm has created one of the best biographies I have ever read. Every emotion was tapped without manipulation. Righteous indignation, joy, admiration, suspense, and sadness.
Our hero’s last battle was described so well that my heart was racing.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.