It's a different world out there and you need to know how to make the most of every career opportunity. Let the expert authors from FT Press, including Martha I. Finney and Wes Moss, guide you through the process.
Got a new leadership job? Take charge with confidence - no matter what happened in your previous position! In good times, the failure rates of newly employed leaders are abysmal. In bad times, you know there's a long line of candidates ready to step in if you fail. And the psychological wounds of losing your previous job might get in the way of taking charge with confidence.
Play your social networking cards right-and find the best new job of your career! Play nice, follow community rules, and social networking can open up surprising opportunities for you. You just need to know how to work the system to your best advantage and to stand out from the crowds of milling networkers all updating each other on their most trivial doings.
"Waste of Money"
A leading career consultant reveals the right ways to use social networking to move your career forward and find the job of your dreams. Play nice, follow community rules, and social networking can open up surprising opportunities for you. You just need to know how to work the system to your best advantage-and stand out from crowds of milling networkers, all wanting to keep each other up-to-date on their most trivial doings.
Now that they've offered a job, should you take it? Analyze prospective employers rationally and make decisions you won't regret!Setting aside money for just a moment, so much more goes into deciding whether a potential employer is right for you. You need to know whether the company is a good fit, a reasonably logical choice on your professional progression-not just an invitation to be unemployed again.
Use your time of unemployment to reach major professional goals, build your visibility and prestige, and reach higher than ever!You might be out of a job, but you're not out of work. As a knowledge worker, your toolkit remains in your head - it's not like you had to return it to the company. You have everything you need to continue building your visibility and prestige while you&'re seeking employment.
Get your head and heart together after you-re laid off: what you-ll feel and how to handle it. You've been barreling at top speed for years. Working long hours, taking your Blackberry on vacations, even sacrificing your health. It's exhilarating. Then it stops. Done. Finito. Sorry. Sign this. Get out. You're laid off. But your heart and mind still surge forward at full speed. Not much can prepare you for the sudden, slamming stop.
A step-by-step plan for financial self-protection: make it easier to survive a layoff financially, whether you expect one or not. Even if you aren't facing an immediate layoff, there are actions you can and should take to put yourself in the best position to absorb the financial shock should the time come. Being employed makes it easier to make some of these changes, so consider doing them now.
Be ready: know what to say and do when they're laying you off...what never to say and do...and what to do if you lose it! Almost every layoff includes a long walk down a hall to a room with a closed door. You know who's behind that door. Your boss. Maybe someone from HR. You want to handle the meeting with dignity, but you're afraid you'll lose it. That walk is your chance to regroup and prepare.
"HEY! I ACTUALLY ENJOYED THIS!"
They're firing people. They want to hire you. Should you accept? What if your job offer is from a company that's laying off employees? Is it smart to take a job there? It could be-depending on what you want, who you are, where you stand, and whether they know what they-re doing. There may be some excellent opportunities, but are they a good fit?
Laid off? Get control of your money, and protect your long-term finances, without denying yourself everything you love!You might not be in control of what's coming in, but you have absolute control over what's going out. You can give yourself the satisfaction of exercising that control without completely denying yourself the things you love-especially in three areas essential to living in a modern, high-tech world.
Laid off? Perform "personal strategic planning" to stay on track, focused, and strong enough to say "no" to the wrong offers! Unless you relish being truly and officially self-employed, languishing between jobs for six months is intolerable. But leaping into the first thing that comes along isn't a great idea either. You need a plan - and tapping away on your laptop on your sofa in your PJs doesn't qualify.