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For the (soon) unemployed: You Against Them (The Ultimate Job and Life Guide) [Kindle Edition]

John-Talmage Mathis , Lee Adams
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Fired... Quit... A New Start... Or Just Fed Up...
Let this book serve as your lantern to a brighter tomorrow.


self-help * employment * entrepreneurship * self-discovery


"I'm aware of the mixed feelings and emotions during this time of your job loss. There are knots in your stomach that serve as a reminder of the impeding concerns. You're anxious about tomorrow's turmoil. I know these feelings. I've felt them too during my times of unemployment. This means I've ventured through the valleys of uncertainty -- more than once."

The book focuses on self-help, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, and employment. The chapters are transitional, and the hope of the book is to reawaken the reader's motivation -- to give some sense of direction by allowing the author's defeats give insight into the looming uncertainties that exist in an unemployed person's mind.

"Unemployed or fearing unemployed, start at square one. Do as nature does. Squirrels gather acorns and bears prepare for hibernation; you too must gather your own acorns and prepare for hibernation."

Whether terminated, fired, discharged, laid off, or aware of an upcoming turmoil, it's the actions taken now that will determine whether life becomes bountiful with enjoyment, or if this phase in life becomes an experience comparable to hell.

"Electricity, shelter, and a safe place to sleep ... trump the need to preserve your credit score, or purchase a new gizmo."


With unemployment at staggering new heights, many have lost their job. The question then becomes: What now? What does one do when abandoned by their second family?

Too often the newspaper headlines inform us of the thousands, or millions, of jobs lost. It has become routine to read about the new round of layoffs -- so much so that it's discussed on porches in the same manner as approaching bad weather.

And from this, many tend to blame themselves, and some will fall into a depression. Whatever is felt by you, understand that this experience isn't something to personalize; the termination was a business calculation. Put this ordeal behind you and move forward. Sure, rough patches and doubt will exist, but with a plan and preparation, this hurdle in life may soon prove to be the most enlightening.

The book examines the route to take to become an entrepreneur. The book also contains exercises to guide you in finding your near ideal job.

Learn how to choose a suit for a job interview, learn how to raise capital for new ventures, and ultimately, learn how to enjoy life. You will see the importance of discovering your life-balance. You will also learn how to invest in your own life portfolio.


Editorial Reviews

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"To say this book is a helpful guide for the unemployed would be grossly undervaluing its worth. While Mathis does give excellent advice for people seeking employment, he delves much deeper."
-- BookAddict

"This is a highly intelligent, well-written and insightful guide for those facing unemployment. In the introduction, it exposes in detail (using real examples and case studies) the often blatant greed and immorality of corporate America."
-- Anna Elizabeth


"He motivates, gives the hard truths, then follows-up with advice."
-- Robin


"If you are worried about not having a job soon, or have already lost your job, this book will help you turn your life around and put it back where you want it to be."
-- Andrew David


"I've ordered copies for my friends who are in a similar situation as well."
-- Mark


"You will find yourself "Recharged" and ready for the next step toward your future."
-- 4moreshelflife

From the Author

Thanks to everyone that supported the pre-release edition, and now the final edition. I appreciate it very much.

In just three days, the book was downloaded more than 5,000 times. Thank you. I hope you enjoy the book and that it serves its purpose in providing the nudge in life that will bring you to your path of true potentials.

Product Details

  • File Size: 656 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: T59 Publishing; 3 edition (April 5, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FBA900
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #696,171 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring read May 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very helpful book! John-Talmage Mathis is giving advice to those who are unemployed, soon to be unemployed, underemployed or just looking for a change in life. He offers excellent advice on how to go about finding your next job or calling in life. He offers financial advice, most of which I agree with, as well as advice on resumes, interviewing, networking, all the skills it takes to find that next job.

He also offers advice on living life to the fullest, being a productive person with a sense of personal fulfillment. I think his advice in these areas is dead-on.

My only reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I think it runs on a bit longer than it needs to. I think he could have said what he said in fewer words and not weary his readers by the end. Still, that being said, the book is definitely worth a read and I'll take away some excellent inspiration from it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! August 6, 2013
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Sometimes its good to see things from a different direction. This book does that..... Very Good. He has other books also. Check out the author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book should be a seminar! August 6, 2013
Format:Paperback
This book is so good that I would honestly advice the author to present this book as a seminar. Many people are hungry for these information and would gladly pay hundreds of dollars just the precious information found in this book. Great Writer! Very skilled and not just out to get a book out, but has a zeal to get good information out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guide To Living Happily! May 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
To say this book is a helpful guide for the unemployed would be grossly undervaluing its worth. While Mathis does give excellent advice for people seeking employment, he delves much deeper. This book is about finding your place in life. Most of us need to work to pay the bills, but that doesn't mean we need to be miserable at our jobs. If you've ever wanted to do something else but didn't know how to make the leap, this book is the perfect start.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This is a highly intelligent, well-written and insightful guide for those facing unemployment. In the introduction, it exposes in detail (using real examples and case studies) the often blatant greed and immorality of corporate America. The many facts and statistics presented are absolutely fascinating and effectively demonstrate the numerous flawed practices and pitfalls of the corporate jungle. This author has a background education in business, and knows what he is talking about!

It comprises three parts (following the Introduction and Foreword). Included in Part 1 is practical information on the job application process. Part 2 includes information on the interview process, and Part 3 gives personal advice on "living the right life". It is a well-rounded guide that includes not only practical information relating to the process of obtaining new employment, but also advice on overcoming the emotional obstacles (feelings of rejection, worthlessness etc) presented to the individual who has lost their job.

In these troubled times, with the increase in company layoffs (caused by bankruptcy, mergers or restructuring etc), this is an essential guide that will arm you with all the information and inspiration you need to move onwards and upwards with your life (should you be unfortunate enough to face job loss). As this great book demonstrates, It need not be a time of tragedy, and should in fact be seen as an opportunity to achieve greater things in life, in the pursuit of personal happiness.

An excellent, highly articulate, quality book. It is a very decent length and professionally presented (no typos etc). An essential guide for someone who finds themself in this position (or has a friend or family member who is).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accountability and Life's Lesson 101 August 5, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The advice is largely sound, but I think the reader should keep in mind the context within which this book was written.
It's written in a self discovery, facilitor style. I liked how he gives an honest look of himself and his perspective.

Interesting read.
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More About the Author

Author of the "I Deal to Plunder" and "For the (soon) unemployed: You Against Them", John-Talmage Mathis holds an MBA from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and has simultaneously attained a bachelors in marketing, bachelors in management, and an assoicates in computer information technology from McNeese State University. He has also served proudly in the military.

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