Notable New iPad Apps: What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook

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What Color Is Your Parachute iPad app

 

What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook is the new iPad edition of the hugely popular job-hunting guidance book.

Here’s a bit of its App Store intro:

The most popular job-hunting guide in the world, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?, has sold more than 10 million copies in 27 countries. Now, for the very first time, you can work through WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? JOB-HUNTER’S WORKBOOK on your device. … Top career expert Richard N. Bolles is known as the founder of the modern career development field, and this is the first interactive tablet edition of his core suite of activities.

What Color Is Your Parachute has always been more than just a sit back and read it type book; it was always more of a workbook which requires the reader to do some thinking and some work in order to get the most out of it. This iPad edition is true to that tradition.

Step-by-step exercises will help you discover your favorite:
• Transferable skills
• Fields of knowledge
• Job environments
• Values and goals
• Working conditions
• Levels of responsibility and salary

This book was recommended to me years ago by a client. I read it and did find it very helpful at a time in my life when I was seriously considering a career change. Now I’m pretty set in that area – but I installed this app just to see what an iPad edition of it looks like. As a very quick first impression I’d say it’s still extremely useful, but I find it a pretty drab, boring design. I feel like its pages were made more interesting or just worked better in the printed book. It also works only in portrait mode – I’m never fond of this limitation in book / magazine apps for the iPad.

Here’s an App Store link for What Color Is Your Parachute?; it’s priced at $2.99 – which is listed as a limited time 50% off deal.


Patrick Jordan

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