I would HIGHLY recommend this book for all job hunters in this job market today. It is really in depth and helps those that need encouragement, resumes, cover letters, and job search locations. However, it also goes in depth into those that are starting over later in life and how that affects them differently. It has exercises in the back to help you get your thoughts together. It also has something for those people that might have to start in other field, either by choice or because their job title has been eliminated. There are a lot of job hunting books out there, I have read a few, but this one really is tailored to this job market. Pick it up if you are searching for a job and need help!!!
Adele T. reviewed What Color Is Your Parachute? 2005: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers on
This book is mostly just common sense, plus some stuff that I blatantly disagree with (for example, the author is severely techo-phobic, and discourages the use of the internet and email in your job search).
This book will support you in generating a lot of valuable information about yourself. It doesn't give you all the answers, you do have to put forth the effort. You can expect to invest about 20+ hours in working through the self exploration exercises; however, the results can be life-changing.
If you are in the process of reflecting on your current career choices and would like to generate more self-awareness about your values and create a vision of what you want from your careerthis book is for you.