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Eliminated! Now What?

Finding Your Way from Job-Loss Crisis to Career Resilience

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Eliminated! Now What?
ISBN: 978-1-59357-816-9

Regular Price: $14.95

Special Price: $7.95

Pages: 240

Copyright: 2011 JIST Works

Size: 6 x 9

Jean Baur



As the economy struggles and whole sectors wither, millions of people are out of work. Even people who still have jobs are waiting for the axe to fall.

Eliminated! Now What? teaches people how to view their job loss as an opportunity, rather than a crippling dilemma. It explains what to do in the first days following a layoff, how to talk about unemployment with others, and which actions and thoughts will help readers maintain a positive attitude.

Author Jean Baur dispels myths and lies associated with job seeking and provides case studies of real people who achieved success after losing their jobs. She equips readers with action steps to overcome obstacles and teaches them how to be resilient in any economy no matter their age or experience.

Table of Contents

Part 1: It Can't be Happening to Me
Chapter 1: The Shock
Chapter 2: Give up Asking "Why?"
Chapter 3: Don't Hide Under A Rock
Chapter 4: Be Prepared for the Unexpected
Chapter 5: Reclaim Your Value
Chapter 6: When One Door Closes, Another May HIt You in the Head
Chapter 7: Beware the Information Age
Chapter 8: New is not Always Worse, Just Different
Chapter 9: Courage is Keeping At It
Chapter 10: Making Progress
Chapter 11: Have Insurance for a Tricky Process
Chapter 12: In Her Own Words: Like a Divorce

Part 2: Myths, Lies, and Other Obstacles
Chapter 13: Lie: I’ll Get the First Job I Apply For
Chapter 14: Obstacle: I Don’t Have Enough Education (or I Have Too Much)
Chapter 15: Myth: I’m Too Old to Get a Job
Chapter 16: Myth: I Don’t Have a Network (and Networking Is Creepy, Anyway)
Chapter 17: Obstacle: My Pride Is Hurt
Chapter 18: Myth: I Can’t Ask for Help
Chapter 19: Lie: I’ll Have a Job by Monday
Chapter 20: Obstacle: I’m Overqualified and Earn Too Much
Chapter 21: Myth: There Are No Jobs in the Summer or Over the Holidays
Chapter 22: Myth: I’ve Worked for Only One Company, So No One Else Will Hire Me

Author Bio

Jean Baur has worked for almost 18 years as a career coach with major outplacement firms (Lee Hecht Harrison, Seagate, and Manchester), and has also worked extensively as a writer, coach, and corporate trainer. Baur partners with clients of all functions and levels to help them identify and leverage their strengths, develop structure for the search process, create effective implementation plans and identify measurable success factors. Baur is also publishing the book Job Interview Answers That Work! with JIST Publishing.

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

"Jean Baur shows you how to cope with the shock, hurt, and depression of a job loss. She seems to put her arm around you and say, ‘We can get through this together.’ Then she shows you a step-by-step way to go about getting that next job. Beautifully, sensitively written."
— Kevin Daley, founder of Communispond and author of Talk Your Way to the Top

“Jean Baur will teach you how to take control, reclaim your self-confidence, and get back to work on your terms. She presents invaluable information drawn from her 16+ years of experience as a career counselor and coach in a highly user-friendly and inspirational manner.”
—Chris Jones, director, Talent Development, Corporate Human Resources, The McGraw-Hill Companies; former client

“Like conversing personally with a skillful and experienced outplacement consultant. The tone is warm, encouraging, and honest. This is not just another ‘how to write a resume’ book; it’s about the rest of the job search process—the most important part. It presents job search problems and solutions and clearly addresses worries, concerns, and myths that I hear from every job seeker.”
—Claudia Gentner, former CIO, Lee Hecht Harrison

“Even if you know how to conduct an effective job search, there are numerous obstacles to timely success in the job hunting project. Jean Baur identifies them, attaches humorous labels to them, and shows you how to avoid them. Her book can save you a great deal of time and aggravation. If you have been laid off—or might be in the future—read it now.”
—Orville Pierson, author of The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search