Developer: Random House Digital
Price: $5.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

iPad Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Figuring out what career path to choose is one of the toughest choices anyone can make. Given how much time many of us spend at work, it’s a very important one, too. What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook aims to help users figure out exactly what makes them tick and how they can be happy in life, all through a series of questions and worksheets. Much like the book of the same name, it can make quite a substantial difference to how its readers perceive themselves.

Using the idea of a flower, What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook is laid out in a series of petals covering various aspects of life and work. It looks at things such as preferred interests, what kind of people the user prefers to work alongside, as well as favorite transferrable skills and what kind of level of responsibility the user wants to undertake. More importantly, What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook isn’t just restricted to work either, appreciating that life goals also affect what career path should be taken, as well as location based issues.

In each case, the app offers plenty of places to share information. Users can enter as much or as little as they want in sections because much of the thinking behind What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook is to encourage the user to figure it out for themselves. Much like a good therapist, the app offers the means in which to figure things out, rather than giving straight answers.

It’ll take quite a while to work through the worksheets, but alongside that journey, things begin to make sense. It’s all too easy to just play it safe, rather than figure out what really makes one happy. Reflection can go a long way. What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook offers all this, through an attractive and clear interface and one that maintains a consistently positive outlook.

Given its relatively low price, What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook could be quite a life changing app. Even if it’s not, it makes for a fascinating reflective experience.

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