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Little Victories: Conquering Unemployment

Little Victories: Conquering Unemployment

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Unemployment industry veteran Tom Brophy has helped thousands of professionals negotiate the emotional and financial trauma of unemployment.

Little Victories will guide you in dealing with the rejection and depression that comes with unemployment.
Brophy identifies the three major sources of rejection, and shares techniques to get you back in the workplace.

Overview

Unemployment industry veteran Tom Brophy has helped thousands of professionals negotiate the emotional and financial trauma of unemployment.

Little Victories will guide you in dealing with the rejection and depression that comes with unemployment.
Brophy identifies the three major sources of rejection, and shares techniques to get you back in the workplace.

Your guideposts through the maze and uneasiness of unemployment, Brophy's proven principles create "victories" that lead directly to feeling better about yourself and improving your chances of employment.

These principles, distilled from over 40,000 one-on-one interviews with unemployed professionals, have resulted in 92% back-to-work in 5.2 months. (The average unemployed professional is out of work for 13.5 months.)

By creating "victories" and avoiding rejection, you can build confidence, reclaim your self-esteem, and return to being the proud and successful human being that you deserve to be.

Editorial Reviews

Dr. David B. Brown
Tom Brophy's marvelous little book is a warm, personal book with a positive, affirming, attitude. Tom tells how the little victories can add up to momentum and susccess for people who have experienced the devastating blow of unemployment. Professionals who have never suffered the loss of a position are now confronted with a devastating blow to their egos and don't have a clue about to handle their loss. Tom shows great sensitivity because he shares his personal experience...
Ian Raw
At last a someone has written a "readable" length book,full of common sense that we can all understand. None of us has been left untouched over the last few years by the superbug - UNEMPLOYMENT. We all know someone or have felt personally the misery and stigma attached to it. Where to turn and what to do are all graphically described by Tom Brophy. Why didn't someone else think to write this over the years? It is hardly a new problem but Tom has outlined this refreshing approach
Glenn M. Pritchard
I am a musician who enriches lives with songs. I decided to take a moment to say Thank You for writing your book "Little Victories." I tuned into WDVR and heard you talking about overcoming job loss and, using practical methods in achieving a source of steady income. What first struck me was your honest understanding of people who have gone through job loss. After hearing your radio interview and reading your book, I can still win. These methods really hit home to me.
Millie G
Anyone reading "Little Victories" will feel like a friend is sitting next to them giving them good advice and not boring them with a lecture on how to find a job. It is clear and direct without being patronizing. A must read for anyone who is trying to secure employment during a difficult job market.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452854618
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/05/2010
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Brophy spent 18 years with the New Jersey Department of Labor in the unemployment division. Tom's mission in life is to help as many people as he can re-establish their professional and personal lives. Through his own experience of being suddenly out-of-work and through interviews with thousands of unemployed people, Tom has a unique understanding of the emotional issues of unemployment, and of the strategies required to create a healthy outlook and a more efficient job search. Tom explains:

"In 18 years, I spoke one-on-one with thousands of unemployed people. In most cases, we met for an eligibility interview where I verified their claims and made sure they were doing everything necessary to remain eligible for their benefits. Like most rookies, I followed the procedure to the letter. I had my interview form and simply went down the list looking for job prospects, phone calls, contacts made, and other customary procedures.

"As time passed, I discovered I had a lot in common with the 'first timers.' I had owned my own business for more than 20 years. When it closed, I was devastated - and I had no idea how to get through each day, much less find a job. With no energy or self esteem, I felt unwanted and scared. How ironic it was to land a job through networking with friends in which I spent each day hearing the same pain I'd felt myself only months before.

"As I grew more comfortable as an interviewer, I'd ask, 'How are you feeling?' or 'How do you spend your time?' Candidates who sensed that I was genuinely interested in them often broke down and cried. They were hurting and disoriented. They were somewhere they'd never been before, yet they were expected to fall into place and accept their plight.

"Because I truly cared, I developed a program called Transition Layoff Counseling, and I would suggest that certain candidates attend my weekly seminars. Each week, I spent 90 minutes providing feedback and instructions based on the one-on-one interviews. Afterward, I tracked their progress. To my amazement, 92% were back to work in 5 months.

"I went on to become the manager of the local office over the next 15 years, but I never forgot the gut-wrenching feeling of becoming unemployed. I've helped thousands of people by implementing the principles in Little Victories, and I hope that this book will help you establish your own string of victories, a new job and a happier life."

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