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Dick Bolles

Author, What Color Is Your Parachute?

Richard N. Bolles, the author of the best-selling job-hunting book “What Color Is Your Parachute?,” is acknowledged as “America’s top career expert” by Modern Maturity magazine, “the one responsible for the renaissance of the career counseling profession in the United States over the past decade” by Money magazine, and “the most widely read and influential leader in the whole career planning field” by the U.S. Law Placement Association. Dick is listed in “Who’s Who In America,” and “Who’s Who In the World” and has been featured in countless magazines (including Reader’s Digest, Fortune, Money and Business Week), newspapers, radio, and TV (CNN, Ted Koppel, ABC’s Nightline, Diane Sawyer, CBS News and many others). Dick served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a messenger on Wall Street before attending college. After majoring in chemical engineering during his two years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dick transferred to Harvard University and earned a bachelor’s degree in physics (cum laude). He also holds a master’s degree in New Testament studies from the General (Episcopal) Theological Seminary in New York City, is a member of MENSA and the recipient of two honorary doctorates.