Thank You for Firing Me!: How to Catch the Next Wave of Success After You Lose Your Job
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Thank You for Firing Me!: How to Catch the Next Wave of Success After You Lose Your Job

by Kitty Martini, Candice Reed
     
 

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Unfortunately, unemployment is on the rise—leaving many people anxious about how to recreate themselves and renew their careers after being fired. This fresh, funny, and smart guide will be their life saver, providing them with the information they need to thrive even in this tight economic environment. It will help jobseekers and prospective entrepreneurs

Overview

Unfortunately, unemployment is on the rise—leaving many people anxious about how to recreate themselves and renew their careers after being fired. This fresh, funny, and smart guide will be their life saver, providing them with the information they need to thrive even in this tight economic environment. It will help jobseekers and prospective entrepreneurs figure out what they really want to do next, understand the changing job market, and find work in growth areas such as green technology. There’s also advice on retraining, freelancing and independent contracting, and Internet marketing options, as well as a chapter devoted specifically to women.

Personal interviews with workers who changed their lives after getting laid off—and who are now doing what they love—offer additional inspiration.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This funny and energetic guidebook for the recently (or repeatedly) fired from entrepreneur and comedian Martini and journalist Reed begins with a sympathetic but no-nonsense plan for picking yourself up after you’ve lost a job, and moves swiftly into the brainstorming and planning necessary to start the next—and more satisfying—career. Readers are challenged to answer the all-important question “What are you passionate about?” and strategize from there with an eye to becoming a self-employed independent contractor. Martini and Reed investigate such potential growth markets as green industries and the Gen Y market as well as the new outcropping of nontraditional jobs for women. Advice on finding community and places to get help and a plethora of resources elevate this cheerful, encouraging book into an invaluable resource. (Mar.)
Library Journal
For readers who have lost their jobs, are thinking about venturing forth as freelancers or consultants, or are searching for a new career, this is an invigorating and very helpful book. Martini is actually a stand-up comedian—"and an expert on being fired"—while Reed is a veteran freelance journalist. Their book is clear, enthusiastic, and, most importantly, loaded with direct, uncluttered advice with tons of specifics. A resource guide in the back lists almost 30 pages' worth of web sites and some print materials, corresponding to the chapter topics, which range from how to develop a support network and how to tune into Gen Y job networking to specifics on global, artistic, and green industries, among others. A great choice for most job hunters.—Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402769566
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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