Career Comeback: Eight Steps To Getting Back On Your Feet When You're Fired, Laid Off, Or Your Business Venture Has Failed--And Finding More Job Satisfaction Than Ever Before

Career Comeback: Eight Steps To Getting Back On Your Feet When You're Fired, Laid Off, Or Your Business Venture Has Failed--And Finding More Job Satisfaction Than Ever Before

by Bradley Richardson
     
 

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Career Comeback helps you create a powerful plan to get back on top

The author of the national bestseller JobSmarts for TwentySomethings, Bradley Richardson is one of America’s top career experts. But he also knows what it is like to experience a career setback. When an entrepreneurial effort failed and he was forced to become a job seeker

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Career Comeback helps you create a powerful plan to get back on top

The author of the national bestseller JobSmarts for TwentySomethings, Bradley Richardson is one of America’s top career experts. But he also knows what it is like to experience a career setback. When an entrepreneurial effort failed and he was forced to become a job seeker himself, Richardson discovered firsthand the emotional, social, and financial stress that comes with losing a job. In Career Comeback, Richardson shares his years of expertise along with the hard lessons he learned in the trenches to give readers a realistic action plan for taking control of their careers—and their lives.

With empathy and humor, Richardson takes readers step by step through the challenging process of breathing life back into a languishing livelihood. Inside, readers will get indispensable, nuts-and-bolts advice on how to:

•Find solid ground
•Identify where things went wrong
•Establish a support system and stay energized
•Discover what matters most
•Find a new job that’s even better than the last
•Get in stride and stay on track

Job security is a thing of the past, but with Career Comeback readers learn how to rediscover their personal best.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Richardson, currently manager of the recruitment Web site of the Wall Street Journal and author of other career guides (Jobsmarts for Twentysomethings), was looking for work himself in 2000 after his company failed. The practical advice given here is based on his expertise in career guidance as well as on his personal experience finding employment. In addition to providing detailed suggestions for sharpening skills-such as r sum writing, interviewing, working with recruiters and networking-he addresses the psychological and emotional problems that often accompany the loss of a job. The author recommends keeping communication with family members open and discussing the positive steps that will be taken to remedy the situation. As soon as you lose your job or suspect it may happen in the near future, Richardson stresses the importance of establishing whatever financial safety net is available, for example, a severance package (that can be negotiated), savings, unemployment insurance or possibilities for temporary income. Although getting support from others who have lost their own jobs can be useful, it is heartening, as well, to spend time with friends who enjoy your company outside of work. Upbeat and clearly written, Richardson's comeback program will be welcomed by many during this continuing period of economic downturn. (Dec.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Career Comeback is the new road map for employees looking to protect their careers, their earnings, and their sanity. Whether you are currently working or in career transition, this book provides you with concrete tools you can use immediately to get your career and, most importantly, your life back on track."

—David Bach, author of Smart Couples Finish Rich and The Automatic Millionaire
 
"Buying this book is like making an investment in your life. Do it today."
—Jeffrey Fox, author of How to Become CEO


"Career Comeback goes straight to the heart of the job seeker's dilemma.  Bradley Richardson has lived through and emerged from the setbacks associated with being out of work, so experienced professionals struggling with job loss will relate to his candor.  Not only does the book touch on the emotional side of unemployment, but it also gives a solid, practical approach for getting back on one's feet—professionally and personally." 
—Jennifer Duncan, Director of Texas Exes Career Services, The University of Texas at Austin
  
 
"Career Comeback offers loads of practical advice for those facing the challenges of a career setback and looking for a way to get back on their feet again." 
—Laurence Boldt, author of Zen and the Art of Making a Living and How to Find the Work You Love
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767918022
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/06/2004
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
390 KB

Meet the Author

Bradley Richardson is the author of JobSmarts for TwentySomethings and JobSmarts 50 Top Careers. Richardson has shared his JobSmarts on Good Morning America, ABC News, CNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg TV, and NPR.

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