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Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss Paperback – February 2, 2009
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From the Back Cover
- What to do first...and what never to do
- How to cope with the havoc, trauma, and anger
- How to protect your professional reputation
- How to keep your options open
- Know your rights
- What to do while you're out of work
- How to safeguard your finances
- What to tell your family
- How to keep it from happening again
- How to come back stronger and better than ever!
- How do I protect my finances?
- How do I get past the anger, alienation, and isolation?
- Why haven't I heard from my coworkers?
- What are my rights?
- Can I get a better severance package?
- Can I sue? Should I?
- How do I stay on my career path and keep my options open?
- How can I objectively evaluate a new job offer?
About the Author
Martha I. Finney is President and CEO of Engagement Journeys, LLC, and an internationally-respected expert in employee engagement and leadership communications. A business journalist for 20 years before becoming a full-time consultant, she specializes in helping organizations achieve greater employee loyalty, retention, and passion.
Finney is author or coauthor of more than 13 books, including The Truth About Getting the Best From People (FT Press) and HR From the Heart with Yahoo’s Chief People Officer, Libby Sartain. Her original research on the American workplace has been featured on CNN, NPR’s Morning Edition, and in major newspapers nationwide.
Top Customer Reviews
The second reason I'm giving 3 stars is because the information in the rest of the book, while useful, contains no real epiphanies. The section on finances suggests that you control your spending. The section on landing your next job implores you to use social networking tools, be aggressive, ec. This is all common sense to most people looking for a job. Unfortunately, with the economy in the shambles it is, just following these common sense approaches barely gives you a leg up over the masses.
There are some gems in this book. I enjoyed the section about how to talk about your job loss in interviews -- that kind of thing will definitely come in handy. And the in-depth interviews with people who have lost their jobs and started over are enlightening. But these enjoyable, informative sections are just too few and far between for me to really recommend the entire book.
Part 1 - The Inner Game of Getting Laid Off: What to Expect When You're No Longer Expected; New Career Realities and New Career Rules; You're Still in Control
Part 2 - Preparing for a Layoff: Are You on the Layoff List?; Financial - What to Do Before You Get Laid Off; Set the Tone for How You Leave; Plan Your Exit
Part 3 - Know Your Rights: What You Can Expect from a Severance Package; Stop! Just Say No; Ask for Special Treatment; A Word About Noncompete Agreements; Not That It Matters to You, but It Hurts for Them, Too
Part 4 - When You've Been Laid Off: Financial - Control Your Spending; What Do I Do with All This Rage?; The Kids Can Handle the Truth; Good Things to Remember
Part 5 - Landing Your Next Job: The Importance of Having a Plan; Learn to Love Networking; Using Social Networking for Your Job Search; Build Your "A" Player Status Even Though You Are Not Employed; Talking About Your Job Loss in Interviews; How to Evaluate the Job You've Been Offered; Should You Take a Job with a Company That's Laying People Off?; Go! Just Say Yes; Start Your New Job with Confidence; Never Be in This Situation Again
Part 6 - Appendixes: Step Away from the Fridge!Read more ›
Not only is this book full of practical and inspirational advice, (addressing your feelings, fears, frustrations, finances and finding your next job), but each chapter ends with three action items: the best thing you can do, the worst thing you could do, and the first thing you should do. I recommend reading the appendixes and resources and suggested reading at the end of the book as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This handy little book is written for anyone who has recently lost their job, or is facing losing their job in the near future. Read morePublished on December 18, 2013 by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss
I discovered this book after reading Finney's 2010 book with Duncan Mathison, Unlock the Hidden Job Market, which... Read more
A short book that shows the job applicant how to recover from a job loss. When 15 million other Americans have lost jobs, this is rather common today. Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by Kevin M Quigg
Finney is good at telling what to do and what not to do at the moment a person gets laid off, as in, not signing severance offers right away, etc. Read morePublished on June 1, 2010 by S. J. Snyder
I was laid-off on the first business day of 2009. I had never, ever lost a job before, though I was 40 at the time and started working at the age of 13. Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by John-something
With words like "rebound" and "proven" in the title I was expecting something more insightful and unique. The text does have some ordinary good advice. Read morePublished on November 24, 2009 by Daniel Mall
Full of good advise, on what to do when you loose your job. Anyone who has lost their job, or may soon, should read this book.Published on November 4, 2009 by Robert Riggs
To the explosively burgeoning market of books for the unemployed (and the soon to be unemployed), Martha Finney offers this pep talk in paperback, which is less about the specifics... Read morePublished on November 4, 2009 by FredTownWard
A great guide to help you get back into the job market. Useful in these hard economic times.Published on October 15, 2009 by Jon R