ECONOMICS

Coming Back: How To Win the Job You Want When You’ve Lost the Job You Need

St. Martin’s. Jan. 2021. 304p. ISBN 9781250271655. $27.99. BUS
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Based on over 300 interviews with managers and others, motivational speaker Germer (Work-Life Reset), has written a book intended to assist mature readers in middle or higher management positions who are dissatisfied with their work life, either because they have lost their job or because they have not received the promotions for which they think they are ready. She insists that experience is not as important as it used to be and instead people should stress how they can help a company prepare for future opportunities. Thus she suggests her readers use Youtube videos, online classes, or Ted Talks to learn about technological developments (e.g. blockchain), not to become experts but to understand what these programs are and how they can affect their industry or profession. She also recommends reading periodicals and websites that focus on your field, and building a network of colleagues, using tools like LinkedIn, to discuss possible future trends in that industry.
VERDICT This book is a mixture of practical advice and motivation-speak (the latter often quite repetitive) and may appeal to older managers wanting to revitalize their careers

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