25 Rules when You’ve Bottomed Out
by Mary Lee Gannon
Whether you’ve been laid off due to the financial crisis and are trying to re-enter the workforce, looking for ways to network a new business venture, switching professions after being downsized in your field or searching for that all-important first career job after college or a divorce, the shocking reality of having to start over again is an incredibly daunting task.
In Starting Over: 25 Rules When You’ve Bottomed Out, Mary Lee Gannon offers proven tips, insightful strategies and new methods for reclaiming your life. At age thirty-six, Gannon went from being a stay-at-home mother with four children and a successful husband living a country club lifestyle to the reality of becoming divorced, homeless, carless and on welfare. Now she reveals how she found the strength to rise from the depths of poverty to become a successful CEO of a multimillion dollar healthcare foundation.
Starting Over provides the reader with twenty-five key suggestions and tactics to apply when you are in need of a career reboot, including:
- Finding a Job or Mentor in an Offbeat Place
- Answering “What Do You Do?” in a One Minute Elevator Ride
- Creating a Business Card That Serves as a Résumé at a Glance
- Dressing for the Job Above the One You Want
- Solving Problems of Finding and Obtaining the Right New Position
This insightful, illuminating guide contains highly valuable and effective information on how you can reinvent yourself in the professional world. It provides essential directions to the express route up the ladder of success in these trying economic times.
Mary Lee Gannon is president and CEO of Forbes Health Foundation and a popular guest speaker for women’s organizations, business organizations and other non-profit groups nationwide. This book details the strategies of her personal turnaround that took her from being destitute to becoming a top executive and features stories and worksheets showing how to find success after a major personal, professional or financial setback. Her Web site can be found at www.startingovernow.com. Mary Lee lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Nonfiction, 5 ½ x 8 ¼, 241 pages
Self-help/Business & Careers
LC #2009922796, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-311-9 (pb), $14.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-371-3 (eBook), $9.99