did David F. Jones realize when he
was asked to share his experiences about his recent job transition that
Americans would be facing the toughest job market in many decades. In the book Surviving and Thriving after Losing Your Job,
Jones shares of being transitioned out of an upper leadership management position; after
almost 30 years in the same industry with the same company. Throughout the book we are invited into the
personal journey that Jones was forced to take. We get a glimpse of the
emotions that filled the days right after receiving the news and the
intentional decision to let the ‘past be the past’ and quickly move on.
is much more to the book than just a personal story because most of it is
filled with practical advice that could help anyone with a job search, whether
you are recently unemployed or seeking a job for the first time. Included in
this advice is: how to prepare a resume, building a network of business
relationships, discovering you passions and purpose, and developing a game plan
toward your next position.
suggestions for a positive job future run throughout the pages. One that is not
business related but repeated often is the author’s dependence on God. It is very clear in this book that Jones
understands and knows he has a personal relationship with God. So here is a business book that gives
practical advice, yet doesn’t sell the
reader on the fact that it is an all up to ‘me’ approach; but that there is a
higher power we can place our trust.