OUT OF A JOB
A MANUAL FOR UNDERSTANDING,
by B. Keith Simerson
Michael D. McCormick
Kathleen Hanold Watland, Ed.D. Graham School of Management, Saint
A very timely and
powerful book. Simerson and McCormick's perspectives on the job search
process provide an insightful, practical, and proactive approach to anyone
who may be facing a change in their employment. Simerson and McCormick's
book underscores both the initial challenges of the job search as well
as the hope and excitement of the new opportunities that await. I consider
this book a must-read for HR Professionals, Managers, Adult Educators,
and anyone who is considering a job change.
Stephen H. Rhinesmith, Ph.D. Partner, CDR International
In today's world all
of us must see ourselves as marketable personalities. We need to think
about how to show up in the right place with the right skills at the right
time. Simerson and McCormick explore not just how to survive, but how
to succeed in a world where we must all be responsible for our own future.
From Derek Carissimi
Vice President, Human Resources and Support Services, Saint Alphonsus
Regional Medical Center
In this day and age,
Simerson and McCormick's book is not only a good read, it's an essential
read! Who among us has not been impacted directly, or via family member
or friend, by some aspect of corporate downsizing? It has become an integral
part of the American corporate landscape. No matter on which side of the
table you may be sitting, if--more likely when--the time comes, the advice
offered by Simerson and McCormick is invaluable. Put it on your short
list of must read books.
From Michael L. Venn,
Ph.D. Board of Directors, Association of Internal Management Consultants
Simerson and McCormick
refocus the employment world on the principles upon which this country
was founded--dignity and respect. Hard hitting and eye opening, balanced
and practical, this book is sure to become a classic! It must be part
of every employee's, employer's, consultant's, and educator's library.
M. Jason Hanold McKinsey & Company
This book should be
a part of any organization's exit package for departing employees, and
a must-read for any involved in the departure process.
William Clover, Ph.D. Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Williams
Simerson and McCormick
have provided a timely, insightful, and practical guide for everyone--those
who have been laid-off and those for whom the time is coming. Preparing
yourself for the life of multiple careers and multiple employers is a
key skill in the new millennium.
Joseph E. Martin Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
This is an important
book, not only for those who have been laid off, but also for those who
have the unpleasant task of laying people off. It reinforces Jack Welch's
dictum that you have to be tough enough to do it, but not so tough that
you enjoy it.
Robert B. Yow Assistant Director, North Carolina Justice Academy
Be sure to add Simerson
and McCormick's book to your personal library! It addresses issues, challenges,
and opportunities readily applicable to professionals and organizations
in both the private and public sectors.