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

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

Millions of mid- and 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. Our unemployment rate is more than three times the national average. It takes twice as long to get hired, 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:
-Make yourself visible and relevant by sharing articles and information on your field with colleagues and on social media.
-Use LinkedIn to build your network in your industry and identify decision makers.
-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.
-Volunteer strategically to build leadership skills and networks.

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 300 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.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250789969
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(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 several 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 Clearwater, 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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