Career Comeback

Eight steps to getting back on your feet when you're fired, laid off, or your business ventures has failed--and

By Bradley Richardson
(Crown Business, Paperback, 9780767915571, 336pp.)

Publication Date: January 6, 2004

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Career Comeback helps you create a powerful plan to get back on top

The author of the national bestseller JobSmarts for TwentySomethings, Bradley Richardson is one of America’s top career experts. But he also knows what it is like to experience a career setback. When an entrepreneurial effort failed and he was forced to become a job seeker himself, Richardson discovered firsthand the emotional, social, and financial stress that comes with losing a job. In Career Comeback, Richardson shares his years of expertise along with the hard lessons he learned in the trenches to give readers a realistic action plan for taking control of their careers—and their lives.

With empathy and humor, Richardson takes readers step by step through the challenging process of breathing life back into a languishing livelihood. Inside, readers will get indispensable, nuts-and-bolts advice on how to:

•Find solid ground
•Identify where things went wrong
•Establish a support system and stay energized
•Discover what matters most
•Find a new job that’s even better than the last
•Get in stride and stay on track

Job security is a thing of the past, but with Career Comeback readers learn how to rediscover their personal best.

About the Author

Bradley Richardson is the author of JobSmarts for TwentySomethings and JobSmarts 50 Top Careers. He has shared his expertise with thousands of job seekers and career changers through his speaking, consulting, and media appearences including Good Morning America, USA TODAY, Fast Company and NPR, and as Jobsmarts Coach and columnist for He is currenctly national manager of, the official recruitment website of the Wall Street Journal.

Praise For Career Comeback

"Career Comeback is the new road map for employees looking to protect their careers, their earnings, and their sanity. Whether you are currently working or in career transition, this book provides you with concrete tools you can use immediately to get your career and, most importantly, your life back on track."

--David Bach, author of Smart Couples Finish Rich and The Automatic Millionaire
"Buying this book is like making an investment in your life. Do it today."
--Jeffrey Fox, author of How to Become CEO

"Career Comeback goes straight to the heart of the job seeker's dilemma.  Bradley Richardson has lived through and emerged from the setbacks associated with being out of work, so experienced professionals struggling with job loss will relate to his candor.  Not only does the book touch on the emotional side of unemployment, but it also gives a solid, practical approach for getting back on one's feet--professionally and personally." 
--Jennifer Duncan, Director of Texas Exes Career Services, The University of Texas at Austin
"Career Comeback offers loads of practical advice for those facing the challenges of a career setback and looking for a way to get back on their feet again." 
--Laurence Boldt, author of Zen and the Art of Making a Living and How to Find the Work You Love

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