When You Lose Your Job

Laid Off, Fired, Early Retired, Relocated, Demoted, Unchallenged

Cliff Hakim (Author)

Publication date: 05/01/1993

When You Lose Your Job

This booklet gives an overview of the Search Conference, a change strategy which uses open systems principles in strategic planning, thereby creating a well-articulated, achievable future with identifiable goals, a timetable, and action plans for realizing that future.

Unlike other career books, When You Lose Your Job is written in the style of a story, telling a personal, revealing account of an individual's shock, fears, struggles, self-renewal, learnings, and eventual successes over many months in recovering from job loss. The story offers an inside view of what to expect in dealing with job loss, how to find the support you need, and how to take the steps that will lead to meaningful work.

Interspersed in the story are many practical career transition tools (such as guidelines for networking and interviewing). The book also includes a 65-page resource section that offers detailed information on legal issues, severance agreements, unemployment benefits, who to go to for help, support groups, and much more.

This booklet gives an overview of the Search Conference, a change strategy which uses open systems principles in strategic planning, thereby creating a well-articulated, achievable future with identifiable goals, a timetable, and action plans for realizing that future.

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Overview

This booklet gives an overview of the Search Conference, a change strategy which uses open systems principles in strategic planning, thereby creating a well-articulated, achievable future with identifiable goals, a timetable, and action plans for realizing that future.

Unlike other career books, When You Lose Your Job is written in the style of a story, telling a personal, revealing account of an individual's shock, fears, struggles, self-renewal, learnings, and eventual successes over many months in recovering from job loss. The story offers an inside view of what to expect in dealing with job loss, how to find the support you need, and how to take the steps that will lead to meaningful work.

Interspersed in the story are many practical career transition tools (such as guidelines for networking and interviewing). The book also includes a 65-page resource section that offers detailed information on legal issues, severance agreements, unemployment benefits, who to go to for help, support groups, and much more.

This booklet gives an overview of the Search Conference, a change strategy which uses open systems principles in strategic planning, thereby creating a well-articulated, achievable future with identifiable goals, a timetable, and action plans for realizing that future.

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Meet the Author


Visit Author Page - Cliff Hakim

Cliff Hakim is the founder of Rethinking Work®, a career and executive counseling service. Hakim has delivered presentations globally, from California to Connecticut and from Haiti to England, on the matter of a ôself-employedö attitude and worklife-renewal. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and nonprofit organizations and associations. He is the author of When You Lose Your Job and publishes a newsletter devoted to his clientsÆ purpose, passion, and productivity. For more information, please visit www.rethinkingwork.com.

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Table of Contents

  1. Time Out: Easy does it
  2. Don't Panic: It's okay not to have all the answers
  3. Story Telling: Healing talk
  4. Step by Step: One at a time, learn new skills
  5. Passages: Your rites
  6. Flip-Flop: Opportunities and challenges
  7. Gateways: Open sez me!
  8. Starting Line: Express yourself
  9. Taking Chances: Everything to gain
  10. Saying Thank You: You'll never be forgotten
  11. Going Beyond: Deepen your learning
  12. Resources

Career/Job Transition Tools Included in Book (Partial Listing):
  • Time Out
  • Back to Basics
  • Don't Panic: Do's and Don'ts
  • Benefits of Story Telling
  • Story Telling: Do's and Don'ts
  • Inner Work plus Outer Work
  • Action Planning for Career Mobility
  • Your Personal Journal
  • Step by Step
  • Weekly Planner
  • Ways to Stay Balanced
  • Networking Guidelines
  • A System for Networking
  • Rsum: Chronological/Functional
  • Ten Commandments for Winning Interviews
  • Interview Preparation and Strategy
  • Organizational Research
  • Components of a Marketing Letter
  • Taking Chances: Do's and Don'ts
  • Saying Thank You: Do's and Don'ts
  • Legal Issues
  • Severance Agreements
  • The Ins and Outs of Unemployment Benefits
  • Who to Go to for Help
  • Choosing Helpful Resources
  • Assessment Inventories
  • Books, Directories, and Periodicals

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Endorsements

"A veritable road map for anyone who has recently lost his or her job. Intelligent, candid, and compassionate."

Beverly Kaye, author of Up Is Not the Only Way: A Guide for Career Development Practitioners

"A book that should be read by anyone who has lost a job or might lose a job. In the current economic climate, that means anyone. It also should be read by anyone who has a friend or a spouse who has lost her or his job. It is a practical yet literate presentation of what everyone needs to know the day they get fired."

Robert Ginn, president of Vocations career counseling service

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