New Job Hunt, Same Rules

What Color Is Your Parachute author Richard Nelson Bolles expounds on his timeless -- and proven -- advice

The author of job-hunting bible What Color Is Your Parachute? is no stranger to the challenges of looking for work. In 1968, Richard Nelson Bolles was laid off from his post as a pastor in San Francisco because of budget cuts in the Episcopal Church. At a loss about what to do next, the Milwaukee native went to see an executive recruiting firm, which helped him write a résumé and sent him off on an interview.

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