The Unemployment Survival Guide

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Take advantage of your free time and learn how to

? Handle unemployment without flipping your lid

? Escape video game overdose

? Face Black Monday (and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, etc.)

? Have fun for little or no money

? Gain new perspectives

? Keep loved ones sane while you are jobless

? Rid yourself of resentment

? Feel confident with a lower standard of living

? Explain job loss to children

? Set a financial plan

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Overview

Take advantage of your free time and learn how to

· Handle unemployment without flipping your lid

· Escape video game overdose

· Face Black Monday (and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, etc.)

· Have fun for little or no money

· Gain new perspectives

· Keep loved ones sane while you are jobless

· Rid yourself of resentment

· Feel confident with a lower standard of living

· Explain job loss to children

· Set a financial plan

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586853730
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/8/2004
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

James Stringham, Ph.D., holds a master's degree in social work and a doctorate in psychology. He has been a mental health practitioner for more than a decade. In addition to managing a full-time practice, he founded the Wealth and Wellness Consulting Group that assists financial institutions, law firms, and owner-managed businesses with client and asset retention programs. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

David Workman is currently successfully unemployed. Since serving as the environment programs manager for the 2002 Winter Olympics and earning the Order of Olympic Exellence Award, he has written two screenplays and worked as a videographer for the U.S. Ski Team. Armed with a master's degree in public administration, David is brewing qwith optimism about finding his next opportunity. You can contact him at davidworkman809@yahoo.com.

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Introduction

This book will help make life more bearable while searching for employment. It won't teach you how to find a job, but it will teach you how to keep from going crazy if you're between jobs, living paycheck to paycheck, worrying about losing your job, or if you have recently retired. This information has been tested and proven beneficial for a wide variety of people-from laid-off, highly paid executives to individuals just entering or reentering the workforce. Certainly, part of finding a new job is preparing and sending résumés, perusing classified ads, searching for employment on the Internet, networking, and interviewing. But until you find work-and you will find work-your biggest, most important job is taking care of you. Hopefully, you'll never have the need to read this book, but in case you do-and most likely you or someone you love will-it should serve as a guide to improving your daily life while you're unemployed.

For the purposes of this discussion, unemployed means you're jobless, looking for a job, and available for work. At some point in your life you, your partner, a parent, a friend, or a neighbor will find yourselves between jobs or out of work. Keep in mind that over 95% of the population seeking employment was terminated from their previous positions for reasons other than job performance. Over the past ten years, the unemployment rate in the United States has ranged between 3.9 and 7.8 percent. If we placed a population value on this number, consider this: At the printing of this book, a 6.4 percent rate equates approximately 9.4 million people. This statistic, while grim, does not include the estimated 4.8 million people working part-time who want full-time jobs and another 1.4 million who have looked for work in the past year, but not the last month, who are no longer counted by the U.S. Department of Labor as being unemployed. If unemployment were a disease, it would be deemed an epidemic. Looking for a job or seeking more successful employment isn't uncommon, nor is it embarrassing. Most importantly, you're not alone.

Finding a job is something we usually do alone and, in fact, can be socially difficult. It's often hard to find social support, unlike other challenges for which support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Weight Watchers exist. Unemployment may be a bit less intriguing or mysterious to discuss in social circles since talk of one's emotional well-being while job hunting isn't usually of concern-unless you yourself are unemployed. There is an abundance of resources available on how to get a job, write a resume, and even how to interview more effectively, but there isn't nearly enough information available on how to take care of you while unemployed. Don't be shocked to find that you may face many pressures and fears during your difficult-even discouraging-search for employment, but do know that you are not alone and resources do exist to help you get through the next few weeks, months, or even longer if necessary. This sounds cheesy, but it's important: No matter how dreary a day you're having, remember that every rainbow is made from the proper balance of rain and sunshine. This book will help you in nurturing yourself while you discover what the next step is for you.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: Nourish Your Mind

Remember, This Too Shall Pass

Facing the First Black Monday

Accept Being Unemployed as a Full-Time Job

Dealing with Your Loss

Discard Resentment

Put Poverty in Perspective

Embrace the Uncertainty of Change

Chapter 2: A Bowl of Inspiration

Be Grateful, Give Thanks

Look for Inspiration

Feed Your Soul

Chapter 3: It Boils Down to Health: Set Physical Goals

Broaden Your Identity

Maintain a Daily Structure

Get Your Beauty Rest

Run for Your Life

Eat to Live, Don't Live to Eat

Limit Personal and Social Drinking

Drop-Kick Bad Habits

Step Away from the Video Games!

Chapter 4: Take Stock in Your Finances

Explore Your Severance Package Thoroughly

Check on Your Finances

Budget the Basics

Plan Ahead

Borrow Wisely from the Bank of Dad

Ask Yourself: "What Is Wealth?"

Chapter 5: Homemade Goodness

Improve Your Surroundings

Let Kids Be Kids

Stick Together

Enjoy New Roles

Get Out! Your Family and Dog Will Thank You

Living at the Hotel Mom

Chapter 6: Condensed Ingredients: Be Social

Avoid Isolation: It's So . . . Isolating

Tell the Truth-It Will Set You Free

Laugh It Up! It's the Best Medicine of All!

Find Supportive People

Create a Support Group

Do for Others

Spend Quality Time with Friends-Your Other Family

Host a Party for an Unemployed Friend

Honor Holidays, Birthdays, and Anniversaries

Learn to Receive

Chapter 7: Soup Up Your Future

Work No-Brainer Jobs

Consider Your Interim Possibilities

Add New Job Skills

Jump-Start Your Energy Level

Make the Best of Being Overqualified

Be Still

Chapter 8: Instant Success

End the Day at 5:00 P.M.

Adopt a New Mantra: T.G.I.Thursday

Take Some Time Off

Seek Out Free Activities

Have Fun on a Dime

Indulge in Retail Therapy

Take Care: Monday Ahead!

Conclusion: Digesting It All

References

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