- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 15, 2002

Books

•"Are You a Corporate Refugee? A Survival Guide for Downsized, Disillusioned and Displaced Workers," by Ruth Luban, Penguin Books, 2001. The psychologist divides the job-loss process into stages and offers advice and resources for dealing with each one.

•"Firing Back: Power Strategies for Cutting the Best Deal When You're About to Lose Your Job," by Jodie-Beth Galos and Sandy McIntosh, John Wiley & Sons, 1997. This book contains legal advice that employees can use if they see a job loss looming.

•"Do What You Are," by Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger, Little, Brown, 1995. This book introduces personality types based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and suggests careers based on personality type.

•"Doing Work You Love: Discovering Purpose and Realizing Your Dreams," by Cheryl Gilman, NTC/Contemporary, 1997. This book contains exercises to inspire creativity and motivation during a job search.

•"Life After Layoff: Success Stories from the Silicon Valley," by John E. Thomson and Frances C. Thomson, Jetstream Publishing, 1999. This is an inspiring collection of true stories of people rebounding from high-tech layoffs.

•"What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers," by Richard Nelson Bolles, Ten Speed Publishing, 2001. This latest edition of a classic book is still helping people figure out a career path.

Online

Job-hunting sites:

These commercial sites have thousands of job listings, as well as resume tips and expert advice:

•www.monster.com

•www.careerbuilder.com

•www.computerjobs.com

•www.hotjobs.com

•www.onlinejobs.com

Other sites:

•At www.laidoffcentral.com, a site founded by an Arlington man after he went through several layoffs, visitors can get corporate news, job-hunting advice and a bit of layoff humor.

•Layoff Lounge Inc. (www.layofflounge.com) offers job boards, news and guides to local workshops and networking opportunities from professionals who have experienced layoffs.

•Corporaterefugees.com is the site operated by psychologist Ruth Luban. It offers advice on coping with a layoff.

•LayoffSurvivalGuide.com is a site run by Connecticut career counselor Nancy Collamer. Visitors can download Ms. Collamer's e-book "The Layoff Survival Guide," which has personal and professional tips on surviving a layoff.


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