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Reset: How to Beat the Job-Loss Blues and Get Ready for Your Next Act

3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Welcome to the new world of jobinsecurity.

Layoff. If you haven't experienced one, you know someone who has. Dwain Schenck speaks with authority; not only has he seen energetic, talented, and accomplished friends undergo the stress of job loss, but he, too, has felt the sting of being "let go."

Resetis the uncompromising portrait of Schenck's journey: a successful journalist
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 31st 2013 by Da Capo Lifelong Books
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Amelia
Jun 06, 2015 Amelia rated it did not like it
Shelves: library, audio-book
This is one of the worst books I have ever listened to. For starters, it is purely autobiographical and had nothing to do with actually helping people become employed, as the title would seem to imply.

This book is just hours of sexist irrelevant stupidity. He claims that men are more hurt by unemployment because they expect themselves to support the family. (Sorry, but that is not a gender specific expectation!) Also, a full chapter is devoted to his diet, and how to go paleo.

Pass on this one!
Lori (Lara Britt) Sailiata
Feb 09, 2015 Lori (Lara Britt) Sailiata rated it did not like it
I vowed never to give less than 3 stars to any book I finished. I would wager that instead of "beating your blues," this book is bound to have you grabbing for the Xanax. Self indulgent and narcissistic. I won't be so harsh if he wasn't a "communications specialist." Really? Also I was very put off with his name dropping at every turn. Think he knows Mika? Yikes! Whatever nougats of usable material could easily fit into a blog post.
Rachel
Jan 10, 2016 Rachel rated it liked it
This book is depressingly true. Just an FYI. Maybe don't read it two weeks after your were laid off when the pain is still raw. Let your emotions settle first before you read it.
Jen
Jan 23, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it
So much that I could identify with even though I've only been out of work once...my husband has been laid off four times in less than seven years. Yeah. I was reading parts out loud to him and finally he said, "I'll read it, but you can't keep telling me what he (author) is saying." Lol

One of the major points Schenck makes is that employers are doing these layoffs and re-hires all wrong. And it's affecting the bottom line (not to mention our emotions). While there isn't much we can do about it w
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"Terminated by the person he hired who eventually became his boss, Dwain Schenck takes us on his journey to looking for his next job. Schenck was a successful journalist who re-entered the job market during one of the most difficult economic downturns. Suffering initially with denial and depression, he realized that he was sabotaging his job prospects."
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