Surviving a Layoff: A Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Your Life Back Together

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Being laid off is a traumatic event. Downsized workers must face decisions about reorganizing their lives and their finances, while grappling with the emotional grief of losing a job. This book is a practical guide to dealing with the tough questions a layoff poses. Using a week-to-week timeline, the book offers advice on such topics as: coping with grief and anger after a downsizing; reorganizing life after a layoff; how to launch a job search; balancing the job search with family and personal time; explaining a...

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Being laid off is a traumatic event. Downsized workers must face decisions about reorganizing their lives and their finances, while grappling with the emotional grief of losing a job. This book is a practical guide to dealing with the tough questions a layoff poses. Using a week-to-week timeline, the book offers advice on such topics as: coping with grief and anger after a downsizing; reorganizing life after a layoff; how to launch a job search; balancing the job search with family and personal time; explaining a layoff to family and friends; and more. This book will show downsized workers how to reorganize schedules, set financial and organizational priorities, and go for their next job with confidence and enthusiasm.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781605500966
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/17/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 "Your Position Has Been Eliminated" 1

Chapter 2 Week 1: Give Yourself Some Time 23

Chapter 3 Week 2: Lifestyles of the Temporarily Unemployed 45

Chapter 4 Week 3: There's Life After a Layoff 69

Chapter 5 Weeks 4-8: The Job Search 93

Chapter 6 Week 9: The Job Interview 121

Chapter 7 Week 10: You're Hired! 145

Chapter 8 Long-term Unemployment 153

Chapter 9 Do You Really Want to Go Back to the Rat Race? 177

Conclusion 205

Resources 209

Index 215

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

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    A comprehensive guide to restoring your life after a layoff

    In Country Western music, sad songs about losing your job have a special niche, something a little more wistful than David Allan Coe¿s hearty ¿Take This Job and Shove It.¿ Merle Haggard¿s ¿If We Can Make It Through December¿ is about a worker who gets laid off from his factory job at the end of the year. In ¿These Days I Barely Get By,¿ George Jones moans that his boss plans to lay everyone off come winter. No question about it, getting laid off is even tougher to handle than losing your dog or your pick-up truck, two other sad themes in country tunes. But getting laid off also can signal a time for renewal, starting over and moving ahead in an exciting new direction. getAbstract finds that retirement expert Lita Epstein does a very solid job of showing you how to cope with life after a layoff. She explains how to make the best of a bad situation by taking practical, weekly steps. Her book will help you achieve a heads-up state of preparedness and ¿ if you do have to pick up your guitar (or laptop) and hit that lonesome unemployment road ¿ she tells you what song to sing next to get back in the saddle.

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