Monday, July 11, 2011
What color is your parachute?
Hallo everyone, my week started out pretty nasty but I'm home now and trying to get back on my feet. While I was at the hospital though, I was able to clear my mind and get enough sleep. It's sorta nice to be able to just sleep all day and not worry about so many things. During the times I was awake, I was seriously bored (I dislike watching TV) but I am so glad ze boyfriend kept me company. I was able to bring this new book I've been reading since Friday, "What Color is Your Parachute?" which is basically a job hunter's manual.
It's an easy-to-read book that discusses how to find that proverbial "dream job" that everyone's been searching for (does it even exist at all?). Are you in need of a career change or just a promotion? Be employed or self-employed?
Plus it features non-traditional ways of developing and rekindling social networks, plus a workbook to determine your [transferable] skills. It's an informative albeit humorous book that isn't preachy nor too condescending for those who are in-between jobs. I'd say if you are in a rut or experiencing quarter-life crisis, this book is for you. My sister borrowed this from a friend and even if you're happy with your current job, this book is still a must-read.
Anyway, my week's gonna be pretty steady (I'm under house arrest, haha) except for this weekend because it's ze boyfriend's birthday! Yay!