I was perusing job networking books at my local library when I came across this book. It is an excellent step by step concise guide for
coping with job loss. It's neatly organized and will assist one in coping with the "shock and awe" one feels when suddenly handed
a pink slip. You will learn how to develop a budget,write a resume, network, and find quick work when the wolves are knocking on the
door and one doesn't have the bread to feed them.
I thought the chapter on discovering your true passions most informative,and doesn't sugar coat the confusion many feel nor the fact one must look within to examine the possible self sabotage which led to his/her downsizing.
I know: It has just happened to me after almost 20 years on a job and the stress and flood of emotions are often overwhelming at times.
Having said all of this I will return my copy to the library and buy a copy to reference and keep. Thank you Ms. Epstein.Especially for making it
that much easier to wake up a bit more anxiety free every morning.
Being laid off is a traumatic event. Downsized workers must face decisions about reorganizing their lives and their finances, while grappling with the emotional grief of losing a job. This book is a practical guide to dealing with the tough questions a layoff poses. Using a week-to-week timeline, the book offers advice on such topics as: coping with grief and anger after a downsizing; reorganizing life after a layoff; how to launch a job search; balancing the job search with family and personal time; explaining a layoff to family and friends; and more. This book will show downsized workers how to reorganize schedules, set financial and organizational priorities, and go for their next job with confidence and enthusiasm.