Dick Bolles


Dick Bolles—more formally known as Richard Nelson Bolles—is the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Guide For Job-Hunters and Career Changers, the most popular job-hunting book in the world. The book has sold more than 10,000,000 copies to date, and is dramatically updated, reshaped, and rewritten every year, with the newest edition appearing mid-August each year, in bookstores or online. The 2016 edition is now available. "Parachute"—as it's often referred to—has been translated into 20 languages and is used in 26 countries. Dick wrote the article on "Careers"​ for Collier's Encyclopedia (now out of print); has been featured in Forbes, The Economist, Business Week, Fortune, Money, Fast Company, and TIME; and appeared on the Today show, CNN, CBS, ABC, PBS, FOX, and other popular media. He has keynoted hundreds of conferences. He has been called “the most recognized job hunting authority on the planet.” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “America’s top career expert” (AARP).