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Job Survival Third Edition

How to Adjust to the Workplace and Keep Your Job

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Job Survival Third Edition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-674-5

Pages: 208

Edition: Third

Copyright: 2009 JIST Works

Size: 8.5 x 11

Dixie Lee Wright


Some people just have a hard time keeping their jobs. Dixie Lee Wright refers to them as "individuals with different needs than the average worker." People with different job needs do not lose their jobs because they cannot do them; they lose their jobs because they cannot adjust to the working environment, and they don't survive on the job long enough to prove their worth. What's more frustrating is that failure results from basic behaviors that are easily improved.

This special workbook is for those with different job needs. It teaches readers how to adjust to their workplaces and retain their jobs. It covers the basic job retention topics, including attitude, skills, goals, problem solving, stress, following rules, and having good habits and manners.

New content for this edition includes updated material throughout, additional workplace scenarios in each chapter, and a new chapter that addresses how to keep a job in tough economic climates.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Your Wake-Up Call
Chapter 2: Prioritizing
Chapter 3: Attitude
Chapter 4: Skills
Chapter 5: Goals
Chapter 6: Problem Solving
Chapter 7: Habits
Chapter 8: Manners
Chapter 9: Job Responsibilities
Chapter 10: House Rules and Rights
Chapter 11: Job Stress
Chapter 12: Job Security
Chapter 13: Changing Times and Trends in the Workplace

Author Bio

Dixie Lee Wright is the author of Job Survival and Job Smarts and is a job retention specialist with more than 20 years of experience in career development and marketing. She has developed classes and workshops for special education, state rehabilitation, and nonprofit organizations at both the high school and college levels. As a job coach, she has mediated successful solutions to differences between hundreds of employers and employees.

For interview requests or questions about Wright, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.

“This is the kind of book that helps a person evaluate a job situation, take responsibility, and learn how to advocate for themselves on a job. This is an excellent resource for job seekers, job trainers, and employment consultants working with all levels of clients (disabilities or not).”
—Sylvia Stoner, CRC, counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Services Division of Disability, Aging & Rehabilitative Services, Indianapolis, Indiana