It doesn’t seem to matter whether your kid is 15 or 50, when they are looking for a job, parents worry. Getting Your Kid Out of the House and Into a Job is a 68-page ebook by Joyce Richman and Barbara Demarest.
Over the years, I’ve focused on how to turn worry into support and stress into helpful contributions to the process.The ebook is filled with my case studies and exercises and my co-author’s expertise on marketing yourself during a job search. Click here for more information about ordering. And P.S. if you sign up for my email list, you get a coupon code for a 20% discount.
Most of my coaching practice is focused on helping people get, keep or change a job. This blog has two primary categories that I write about and hope you will find helpful: The Job Search and Managing Your Career.
- The Job Search – the posts in this category are about getting or changing a job and cover everything from your first job to a mid-career transition to post-career purposeful work.
- Managing Your Career – keeping your job, transitioning through promotions, managing relationships and continuing to develop skills are the kinds of things included in these posts.
I also have some occasional Advice for Employers and answers to your Questions. You can also find helpful information in my Greensboro News & Records columns or through viewing my WFMY videos. Finally, if you want to see who is quoting me or other announcements, see the posts under In the News.
The slow to no-growth economy and high unemployment rates have kids of all ages returning to their parents’ homes as they transition from college to work or from lost job to new job. Co-authors Joyce Richman and Barbara Demarest have been getting some attention for their guidebook, Getting Your Kid Out of the House and Into a Job, which they wrote to help parents deal with these times of transition in their children’s lives. Steve Sumerford recently reviewed the book in the Greensboro News & Record the title is Tips for dealing with kids who say, ‘I’m coming back’ and we’ve republished it here:
Tips for dealing with kids who say, ‘I’m coming back’
People all over the country are finding solace, encouragement and a passel of practical tips from a small paperback written by two Greensboro authors, Joyce Richman and Barbara Demarest. With decades of executive and career coaching between them, the pair teamed up to address a very timely topic, “boomerang kids,” a term coined a few years ago to describe adults, who, for a variety of reasons, have to move back in with their parents.
A recent CNN Money story reported that 85 percent of last year’s college graduates say they would move back home with their parents if they couldn’t find a job.
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This April 10 – 16 is National Volunteer Week.
Individuals who choose careers in the non profit world of human services are a particularly hearty lot. They do more with much less and try harder because giving up isn’t an option. They lead, follow, direct and manage kindred spirits who join them in believing that what they do makes a difference, and those who benefit, deserve the chance it gives them. Read the story »