Coming Back: How to Win the Job You Want When You've Lost the Job You Need

Coming Back: How to Win the Job You Want When You've Lost the Job You Need

by Fawn Germer
Coming Back: How to Win the Job You Want When You've Lost the Job You Need

Coming Back: How to Win the Job You Want When You've Lost the Job You Need

by Fawn Germer


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One of Entrepreneur’s "8 Books You Should Read for a Successful 2021."

"Bestselling author and four-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee Fawn Germer offers advice about how to present yourself in the best possible way and make sure you stay relevant and valuable as an employee." —Newsweek

"Powerful tactics (and some much-needed tough love) calls to action, helping professionals who feel they’re in a stalemate in their careers learn, re-tool, connect, grow, and get ready to work again." —Forbes

A street smart, inspiring, practical, and utterly honest book for renewing or resuming your career.

Millions of mid- to late-career professionals are wondering why our careers are dying. We've been fired, downsized, job-eliminated, or we've left work voluntarily to raise children, care for loved ones, or go to school It takes twice as long to get hired, and usually for far less money than we were making. Is it age discrimination? Maybe. But it’s not that simple.

So many of us have lagged on skills and technology, shrugged off social media, or ignored the rate of change and let younger people become the face of our profession’s future. Our “track record” really doesn’t matter. We want to come back, but we aren’t ready. Coming Back offers clear advice, including:

• STOP PLAYING THE VICTIM, even if you are one.
• BRAND YOURSELF AS A CHANGE DRIVER who studies trends and studies independently so you are diving into change, not reacting to it.
• CALL IN THE CHITS. It is time to go guerrilla and bluntly ask for help from people who can get you what you want and need.
• TELL INTERVIEWERS about what you will do—don’t rely on what you have done.
• STOP GROUSING about “those millennials” and start working with them.
• BOUNCE BACK from a layoff or firing.

Coming Back
shows how you can save a career if still employed or get one back if cast out. Fawn Germer, one of the nation’s most popular leadership experts and global motivational speakers, has personally interviewed more than three hundred CEOs, senior executives, professors, lawyers, organizational experts, industry leaders, and professionals. The result is a tactical, tough-love call to action: to learn, re-tool, connect, grow, and get ready to work again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250271655
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,107,136
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Fawn Germer is one of America's most sought-after keynote speakers on leadership. A four-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative journalist, she is the bestselling author of nine books, including the Oprah pick Hard Won Wisdom. She has written for The Miami Herald, The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. Her recent clients include Kraft, NASA, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co., and State Farm, among others. She is based in Dunedin, Florida.

Table of Contents


1. Hey, What the Hell Happened to My Career?
2. The Death of Experience
3. Evolve
4. It’s Not Personal
5. Identity in Crisis
6. How to Catch Up
7. Those Millennials
8. Coming Back at Work
9. Branding Your Relevance
10. Innovators at Work
11. Don’t Let Your Career Manage You
12. Bye-Bye Dinosaur, Hello Innovator
13. Letter to Dave
14. Stop Networking Like a Wimp
15. Coming Back from a Gap
16. Coming Back from a National Crisis
17. Get Yourself Hired, Part I
18. Get Yourself Hired, Part II
19. Legal Matters
20. Defrump
21. Plan B: Be the Boss of You
22. Plan C: You Can Always Downsize and Pull a Krakel
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