Coming back : how to win the job you want when you've lost the job you need

by Germer, Fawn,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Non Fiction 650.14 Ger
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Job & Career Collection HF5381.G4859 2020
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Non Fiction 650.14 Ger
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 650.14 Ger
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Northern Tier Regional Library Careers CAREERS 650.14 GERME
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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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Aimed mainly at Gen Xers and baby boomers, Germer's book takes a markedly different approach than that of the average job-hunting guide. Her advice is intended to apply to a wide swath of those forty-, fifty-, and sixtysomethings who are unemployed, underemployed, or frustrated by their current job. The book combines practical advice (how to maximize LinkedIn, the proper format for a résumé, how to dress appropriately) with more esoteric discussions of relevance, inspiration, and engagement. Readers will find aptly titled chapters, such as "Hey, What the Hell Happened to My Career?" and "Those Millennials," entertaining and informative. The book is most effective when giving examples of how people in a variety of fields recalibrated in order to meet the ever-changing demands of the workplace. There are brief discussions of the impact of COVID-19 on the job market, but the main focus is on the need to constantly update one's skills and knowledge base. Germer asserts that experience is now far less important than relevance. An engaging, well-written guide that would be an excellent addition to any public-library collection."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Career development.
Career changes.
Job hunting.
Publisher New York :2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781250271655
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