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Portable Executive : Building Your Own Job Security - From Corporate Dependence to Self-Direction
by John A. Thompson and Catharine A. Henningsen




Overview -
The downsizing of America -- once thought to be a temporary cost-cutting measure to boost profit margins -- has brought a swift end to the era of "lifetime employment." Given the fact that these terminations are nationwide, affect every industry, and are usually neither fault-based nor predictable, no executive is immune.

Based on interviews with over 100 now-portable executives who were among the first casualties of downsizing, The Portable Executive explores the unlimited opportunities available to those who are independent, self-directed, and willing to work on a contract basis. It explains:

  • How to make a smooth transition to becoming "portable"

  • How to identify, continually update, and market your skills

  • Why companies that downsize full-time employees are willing to hire executives on an as-needed basis

  • How and why the relationship between employers and executives has changed from boss/worker to peer/peer

And much more -- including how to invent a business, what to charge clients, how to network, market, and sell yourself as a "personal service business entity," and, most important, how to enjoy a greater sense of creativity, satisfaction, and long-term job security than ever before.

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Overview

The downsizing of America -- once thought to be a temporary cost-cutting measure to boost profit margins -- has brought a swift end to the era of "lifetime employment." Given the fact that these terminations are nationwide, affect every industry, and are usually neither fault-based nor predictable, no executive is immune.

Based on interviews with over 100 now-portable executives who were among the first casualties of downsizing, The Portable Executive explores the unlimited opportunities available to those who are independent, self-directed, and willing to work on a contract basis. It explains:

  • How to make a smooth transition to becoming "portable"

  • How to identify, continually update, and market your skills

  • Why companies that downsize full-time employees are willing to hire executives on an as-needed basis

  • How and why the relationship between employers and executives has changed from boss/worker to peer/peer

And much more -- including how to invent a business, what to charge clients, how to network, market, and sell yourself as a "personal service business entity," and, most important, how to enjoy a greater sense of creativity, satisfaction, and long-term job security than ever before.


This item is Non-Returnable.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780684818917
  • ISBN-10: 0684818914
  • Publisher: Touchstone Books
  • Publish Date: February 1996
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.97 x 5.85 x 0.71 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.82 pounds


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