Divorcing the Corporation: How to Know When, and If, a Job Change Is Right for You

Jacqueline Hornor Plumez, Author, Helen Hornor Plumez, Author Villard Books $16.95 (198p) ISBN 978-0-394-54457-1
Psychologist and career counselor Plumez (Successful Adoption) tenders the premise that the office frequently replaces increasingly unstable marriages, families and communities as a source of financial and emotional security. In that light, she and coauthor Dougherty analyze the practical benefits, opportunities and sometimes hidden emotional factors to be considered in making a voluntary (or involuntary) career change, along with reasons for remaining in a position. Interviews with recruiters, employment agencies and employees at all levels reveal that people often fear to leave the known and constant world of a job or company they hate, and reveal also their rationalizations for staying put. For those who decide to move on, the authors advise outlining long-range goals and criteria for selecting a new connection. They also offer a program for making the transition to a new job or another field, including integrating the new situation with one's personal life. BOMC and Fortune Book Club alternates; author tour. January 20
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
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