Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss [NOOK Book]

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So, you've been laid off. Or you see it coming. You're not alone. And it's not your fault: you're just one of millions of smart, high-quality people who are being shown the door. But none of that makes it feel any better! What can you do? What should you do? How do you cope with the havoc that losing your job can cause? This sympathetic, practical book brings together all the answers you need to empower yourself, and come back stronger than ever. Author Martha Finney is one of the nation's leading workplace ...

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Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss

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Overview

So, you've been laid off. Or you see it coming. You're not alone. And it's not your fault: you're just one of millions of smart, high-quality people who are being shown the door. But none of that makes it feel any better! What can you do? What should you do? How do you cope with the havoc that losing your job can cause? This sympathetic, practical book brings together all the answers you need to empower yourself, and come back stronger than ever. Author Martha Finney is one of the nation's leading workplace experts: her research has been featured on CNN, NPR's Morning Edition, and in major newspapers across the country. Drawing on powerful insights and personal stories from an enormous network of experts, she brings together all the knowledge and resources you'll need to regain mastery over your life. Finney answers questions like: How can I keep getting laid off from wrecking my life? How can I protect my professional reputation and career path? How do I get past the anger? Why haven't I heard from my coworkers? How do I keep all my options open? How do I tell my family, without damaging their faith in their own futures? What are my rights? Can I sue? Should I? How do I keep this from happening again? From start to finish, this book will help you identify your best next steps: the steps that'll help you get past the trauma and move forward, emotionally, financially, in your career, and in every part of your life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137029280
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/6/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 510,031
  • File size: 366 KB

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Author xv

Preface xvii

Part I The Inner Game of Getting Laid Off 3

1 What to Expect When You’re No Longer Expected 4

2 New Career Realities and New Career Rules 10

3 You’re Still in Control 16

Part II Preparing for a Layoff 21

4 Are You on the Layoff List? 22

Voice of Experience: Rob 23

5 Financial: What to Do Before You Get Laid Off 28

6 Set the Tone for How You Leave 32

7 Plan Your Exit 38

Voice of Experience: Caroline 42

Part III Know Your Rights 47

8 What You Can Expect from a Severance Package 48

9 Stop! Just Say No 50

10 Ask for Special Treatment 56

11 A Word About Noncompete Agreements 60

12 Not That It Matters to You, but It Hurts for Them, Too 64

Part IV When You’ve Been Laid Off 69

13 Financial: Control Your Spending 70

14 What Do I Do with All This Rage? 76

Voice of Experience: Anna 82

15 The Kids Can Handle the Truth 86

16 Good Things to Remember 92

Voice of Experience: Charles 93

Voice of Experience: Simon 96

Part V Landing Your Next Job 101

17 The Importance of Having a Plan 102

18 Learn to Love Networking 108

19 Using Social Networking for Your Job Search 114

20 Build Your “A” Player Status Even Though You Are Not Employed 120

21 Talking About Your Job Loss in Interviews 126

22 How to Evaluate the Job You’ve Been Offered 132

23 Should You Take a Job with a Company That’s Laying People Off? 138

24 Go! Just Say Yes 142

Voice of Experience: Deborah 145

25 Start Your New Job with Confidence 148

Voice of Experience: Sarah 152

26 Never Be in This Situation Again 156

Part VI Appendixes 161

A Step Away from the Fridge! Reach for This Instead 162

B Greg and Martha’s List of Automatic No’s 170

Resources and Suggested Reading 174

Index 180

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

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    Helpful how-to on handling job loss

    Losing your job is one of life's greatest stressors. Unfortunately, with downsizing, mergers, outsourcing and recession-era cutbacks, an increasing number of employees face the possibility of job termination. If your company plans to release you, for whatever reason and however reluctantly, hard work and long hours probably won't protect you. How can you prepare to deal with this sobering situation? In this insightful book, employee engagement expert Martha I. Finney provides a proactive plan for handling job termination. If you are in that boat, getAbstract recommends this life preserver. Finney explains how to survive a dunking, stay afloat and swim on to better things.

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