In an ironic twist that may have served as an unintended marketing boon, the book went into mass publication and started to catch on among job-hunters, recruiters and corporate executives just as the country’s “stakeholder-in-chief,” President Richard Nixon, was about to find himself unemployed in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
But now considered a non-fiction classic, in its 43rd printing and its author closing in on 90 years of age, “Parachute” and its out-of-the-box approach to helping people identify their core strengths and transferable skills manages to stay relevant.
Discussing CVs in the digital and social-media age, Bolles observes in the current edition: “…That was nice. But now those days are gone forever. Since 2008, and even before, there’s been a new resume in town, and it’s called Google.”