Books on Careers & Job Search
SUCCESS is the Best Revenge:
Gold Medal Career Management
About this Book
SUCCESS is the Best Revenge - Gold Medal Career Management is a very timely book for the brave new world where the alternatives are: find another job, start your own business or live eternally on welfare.
Between them, the authors have over 50 years of human resource experience and both are still active in this area. John Stewardson manages a small group of contract executives and Bob Evans specializes in senior executive outplacement and career planning. They have their fingers on the pulse of the job market when they say: "Stable, lifetime employment with a single company, though it's not yet quite extinct in North America, is certainly on the endangered species list."
They back this up by pointing out that over 3 million people have been laid off by Fortune 500 companies in the past 10 years and millions more with smaller companies met the same fate. Every year almost one person in four changes jobs and the average person can expect to hold seven jobs during their career.
In 277 pages, this new book covers the special issues that arise for those who are fired, with or without warning, and the defensive strategies they need to adopt. It examines the discontinuity and confusion being fired inevitably creates and provides practical steps to escape the mess. It discusses legal and financial issues and how to avoid the worst effects of stress. It covers career planning; exercises and advice on thinking through your options efficiently and making intelligent choices. It describes an effective job search from resume preparation and network building, to handling interviews and negotiating the job offer.
From all their years of hiring and firing employees, together with placing executives, the authors know only too well that stress and revenge can also play an ugly role. They believe that defining your career goals and attaining them is an utmost priority: "Success is not only the best revenge, it's the best way to put your life back on track and reduce stress to manageable levels".
"Success is the Best Revenge - Gold Medal Career Management" is a very timely book for the brave new world where the alternatives are: find another job, start your own business or live eternally on welfare. It's your career repair kit and shows you how to survive the nasty nineties. Written by two leading authorities, it is full of practical, down-to-earth advice to show you how to win at the career game. It is essential reading - whether you already have a job or are looking for one.
John E. Stewardson
Introduction - This book...what it's about and how to use it..
Chapter 1 - Choosing your own career...
Chapter 2 - Papering the marketplace...writing an effective resume
Chapter 3 - Product launch...putting you in front of the customer
Chapter 4 - Interviews...the joys of selling yourself
Chapter 5 - Preparation
Chapter 6 - Interviewing skills...practice
Chapter 7 - Lights...camera...action...performance
Chapter 8 - You've got an offer...hallelujah!
Chapter 9 - Starting your new job...the right way
Chapter 10 - When your career goes off the rails
Chapter 11 - Losing your job...the event itself and the aftermath
Chapter 12 - Self defence...legal rights and legal wrongs
Chapter 13 - Self defence...where will all the money come from?
Chapter 14 - Self defence...recognizing and combatting stress
A. Focusing exercises & strategy development
B. Feedback letter and questionnaire
SUCCESS is the Best Revenge: Gold Medal Career Management: by John Stewardson and Bob Evans; 277 pages, softcover, ISBN 978-0-920847-88-6; $39.95 ($US).
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