Beat the Odds: Career Buoyancy Tactics for Today's Turbulent Job Market

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Your parents claimed if you knew your job, did it well, and played by the rules you had it made. Not in today's job market. Employee loyalty is no longer rewarded, and careers become obsolete with a roll of the dice. The corporate ladder is a relic of the past. Company structures are undergoing a dramatic shift in the ways they hire, fire, and manage their employees - and those who intend to advance professionally in the next decade will need to reinvent themselves in much the same way. Now you can beat the odds ...
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Overview

Your parents claimed if you knew your job, did it well, and played by the rules you had it made. Not in today's job market. Employee loyalty is no longer rewarded, and careers become obsolete with a roll of the dice. The corporate ladder is a relic of the past. Company structures are undergoing a dramatic shift in the ways they hire, fire, and manage their employees - and those who intend to advance professionally in the next decade will need to reinvent themselves in much the same way. Now you can beat the odds and prosper in the process. Bestselling author Martin Yate imparts exciting new strategies that speak directly to the reality of today's changing workplace, and he offers the blueprint you need to achieve and maintain career buoyancy in these turbulent business times. Practical and clearly written, but as revolutionary as the times themselves, Beat the Odds is must reading for Americans who wish to gain the upper hand and achieve the highest payoff possible in the work world of the '90s.

Featuring inside information on the hottest job prospects in America, the danger signals of job loss, the success principles of career management in the '90s, and more, this innovative blueprint is must reading for those who want to gain the upper hand in today's chaotic corporate climate.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780345387684
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/16/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Understanding the Odds 3
Pt. 1 The Core Career 11
Ch. 1 Farewell to the Fast Track, and Forget the Race to the Top 13
Ch. 2 A Blueprint for the Mechanics of Success in the New World of Work 28
Ch. 3 Escaping to the Irreducible Core: Why Layoffs Aren't Going to Stop, and What to Do About It 54
Ch. 4 What's Hot: Understanding Where the Job Opportunities Are for the Next Few Years 78
Ch. 5 Making Changes in Your Head: Successful Core Career Behaviors for the New World of Work 107
Ch. 6 Career Management in the Nineties and Beyond: A Core-Career Survival Kit for the New World of Work 126
Pt. 2 The Dream Career 153
Ch. 7 The Alchemy of Dreams 155
Ch. 8 Dream-Career Blueprints 184
Pt. 3 The Entrepreneurial Career 239
Ch. 9 The Ticking of the New Entrepreneurs 241
Ch. 10 Going It Alone: Starting Your Own Business Enterprise 274
Pt. 4 Beating the Odds 301
Ch. 11 Designing Your Personal Work-Life Buoyancy Plan 303
Appendix 1: Learning to Stay Abreast of Change: The Education Options 343
Appendix 2: When a Layoff Can Pay Off 359
Appendix 3: Law in a Box: Work-for-Hire and Nondisclosure Agreements 363
Resources 369
Index 401
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