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Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss Paperback – January 23, 2009
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From the Back Cover
Been laid off? Fired? Pushed out? See it coming? This book will help you get back on your feet, develop a plan of action, and find your next great job! Real answers from real experts:
- 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 author's style is to start a chapter with a point, insert a case history, and then end the chapter with several take-away points.
Still, it is handy to have this book, since all of the information is located in one spot. In particular, if you feel that the lay-off axe is going to be thrown at you, I recommend getting the book while you are employed, since a significant portion talks about the out processing you undergo, and it is obviously better to be forearmed than dealing with it after the fact.
A large element of rebounding from an experience like that is psychological, and unfortunately most guides or advice (from books, neighbors, friends, and family) will range from utter crap to being taken advantage of by some recruiter or potential employer who wants first class talent at a third class rate.
I wont say this the best guide, that you should just do whatever it says, but when you're going through the horrible experience of unemployment this book will at least help you to avoid doing things which are downright wrong and stupid; or I should say it's at least preaching to the chior of good common sense at a time when you would be very prone to making some terrible mistake in your job hunt strategy because it seemed like it might resolve your dillema more quickly.
I also want to add though that this is a great book for people who really have no idea what is effective and what isn't, who have no plan or strategy in their job hunt or career. When I visited the unemployment office to attend required classes in order to keep receiving unemployment funds, I saw people who were in the right place at the right time and did something stupid that would lose them a valuable opportunity because they believed some myth they heard like, "You should always turn down the first offer" or "Never say you can start right away." This book will help you avoid making those mistakes.
BOTTOM LINE: Most of the advice out there is bad, terrible, literally detrimental to your efforts--though beneficially to recruiters and human resource professionals. This book can make the difference between you spending another month unemployed and literally scared about being able to pay your bills until you're employed again or making those opportunities happen and having it together enough to get and keep the job that's best for you.
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I discovered this book after reading Finney's 2010 book with Duncan Mathison, Unlock the Hidden Job Market,...Read more