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Book details
  • SubGenre:Careers / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:142
  • eBook ISBN:9781620958957

How To Avoid The Pink Slip

by Wesley Poriotis

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Few people realize that a strong parallel exists between marriage and jobs. In marriage, most couples focus on the wedding and the honeymoon and overlook figuring out ways to avoid divorce and the non-survival of the marriage. Similarly, most individuals are focused on getting the job - and are ill-equipped, ill-trained, and ignore thinking about how to "survive" in the job. This book is about job survival. Amidst massive downsizing and employment being torn asunder, the author discovered that while one person doing the same job as another would avoid the axe...a not-so-happy fate would befall his or her counterpart. His advice in "How to Avoid the Pink Slip" is about how to keep your " employment head" about you when all others are being beheaded.
As the author, the founder of a national executive search firm, placed thousands of executives and managers in corporate positions throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's, he witnessed a recurring pattern of jobs being offered to individuals based on the personal chemistry between employer and employee -- as much as 80% of the hiring equation revolved around this intangible concept of personal chemistry. Similarly, he found that most firings and downsizings were as a result of a lack of personal chemistry and as a lack of training or thinking about how to "survive" in the job. He interviewed hundreds of senior corporate executives across multi-industries and functions to examine why one employee would be shown the door while another in a similar professional capacity at the company would "survive". He discerned that the survivors had, like warriors of old, girded their loins against attack and built corporate moats to protect their own employment castles. Most books have been written on how to get the job -- "How to Avoid The Pink Slip" gives you the "inside skinny" or intelligence to develop the means of survival. He also, in his forty years of corporate executive search realized that no matter the job performance that all employees from the top to the bottom are potential victims of the downsizing axe and the corporate bean counters -- the finance executives who sacrifice people for profits. If you had a job - any job - you are a potential target. This book will tell you how to weigh the odds and stack them in your favor against becoming a victim of the pink slip. Wes will wake up the slumbering worker and tells him/her how to build their own Doppler, a system that will alert them to don fully waterproof gear, raise an umbrella, or simply dodge the raindrops. In other words, how to prevent falling victim to the unseen - or unrecognized - winds that swirl around them every working day.
About the author
Wes, in 1996, established a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Veterans Across America. Its mission is JOBS, JOBS, and JOBS for veterans, especially the enlisted servicemen and women who without networks and mentors often futilely send out hundreds of resumes to a numbing silence and no interviews and no jobs. An employment expert, Wes started pairing “Champion Mentors” or Career Agents with Veteran Mentees under the principle that it’s “who you know” that gets you a job. These Career Agents share and work their own business and professional networks to gain interviews and “champion” veterans for job opportunities. Forever vigilant on the issue of employment retention for minorities and veterans, Wes wrote a book, “How to Avoid the Pink Slip”, on how to keep your job – as opposed to most of the career books emphasizing how to get a job.
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