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UnChosen: Surviving Job Loss


Special Guests

Greg Chambers and Peter Jones

joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss their new book, UnChosen: Surviving The Emotional Trauma Of Job Loss. Greg and Peter masterfully describe the emotional trauma inflicted on individuals and families from the sudden unexpected impact of job loss.  While explaining the tough feeling of shame, pain, and worthlessness, they also give a message of comfort and hope.

Join Kevin and Mark as they unpack the daunting story of the “UnChosen”.

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Job loss is a traumatic experience that can tear you apart. It is an emotional and traumatic experience that impacts your social, economic and psychological status quo. The workplace is not designed to help you recover from being UnChosen. Managers, recruiters, and friends don’t understand it and are unable to help you unless they have also been through the experience. This book is a guide through this journey from two authors who have experienced it several times and moved on to recovery. UnChosen discusses the impact through personal experience, chronicles the journey, and offers a path to recovery. It is a guide to surviving the new workplace where company loyalty is disappearing and career-minded workers need to become more self-reliant to survive. This book will help you understand what you are experiencing and how to emotionally prepare for moving your life forward from job loss. Greg and Peter have written their experiences to help you conquer those obstacles and become free again.



Cut The Crap, Get A Job!



Dana Manciagli


A New Job Search Process for a New Era!

Cut The Crap, Get A Job!

A revolutionary and fresh job search book that delivers an intensive approach to help everyone from college graduates to senior executives find their next career moves. You’ll learn the current approach to the latest employment practices and brand new proprietary techniques for career development.

What’s unique and powerful about “Cut the Crap, Get a Job?”

  • It’s simple—it breaks the end-to-end job search into bite-sized pieces, including solutions, tricks, and homework assignments to coach you through every step.
  • It’s written from the perspective of a veteran hiring manager with experience in Fortune 500 corporations as well as small companies and start-ups.
  • It provides all the technology-based tools you need to start a search through winning the job.
  • It challenges tired, old practices and teaches innovative, proprietary techniques that will show you what it takes to be the best stand-out candidate being interviewed.

Sample of  Reviews from Amazon!

This review is from: Cut the Crap, Get a Job! a New Job Search Process for a New Era (Paperback)

This book is not just for job seekers, it is applicable to those at the start of their career, thinking of making a change, or thinking of advancement. Of course, its got really useful and practical advice to help a person in their job search, but I found Dana’s perspectives to be inspiring. Her book motivates people around job searching and career change; there is a lot of discipline around job searching, but it can also be a positive time for self-discovery, and even having some fun out of the process. I found Dana’s perspective refreshing, effective, and directed towards real results.

This review is from: Cut the Crap, Get a Job! a New Job Search Process for a New Era (Paperback)

“As an HR professional, I’ve interviewed and hired hundreds of people throughout my career. It is in the best interest of hiring managers to fill their openings with the best person as soon as possible. If you want to be taken seriously by hiring managers and HR recruiters, Dana’s book is a must read.

This book will transform the serious job seeker to an ideal candidate. It is written in Dana’s direct style and is full of practical content and action steps. If you want to be accountable, manage your job search professionally, and most importantly achieve results in today’s competitive world, I highly recommend reading and implementing Dana’s best practices.”

This review is from: Cut the Crap, Get a Job! a New Job Search Process for a New Era (Paperback)

Having been a corporate exec for more than 15 years, I’ve sourced candidates, written numerous job descriptions, interviewed, hired, trained, coached, mentored, fired and switched companies myself as well. From that perspective, this is the BEST book I’ve read on how to win your next job. Why? In the simplest sense, it’s short, colloquially written and thus very easy to read. If your confidence is shot, you also don’t have to slog through numerous stories that make you feel as though everyone out there is doing things better than you. The steps are clear, examples are numerous, and most importantly the info is CURRENT. The author also personally supplies all the tools you need or gives clear material references. “Cut the Crap” is a perfect mix of timeless, tried-and-true advice (organization, time management, networking, using proper writing skills, sending thank you notes…) alongside the necessary technology techniques needed to ensure you are firing on all cylinders. The core message isn’t unique: you get out what you put in. But how to effectively exert effort is a whole new ball game these days- and this book packages it up to you with a bow on top.

Need more?

Dana Manciagli, called “a combination of Jillian Michaels and Suze Orman for careers,” has been a corporate executive for more than 30 years and has leveraged her employee hiring and management experience into that of author, blogger, keynote speaker, career coach, and global career expert. She is the author of Cut the Crap, Get a Job! A New Job Search Process for a New Era.

Dana has had a remarkable career in global sales and marketing roles in Fortune 500 corporations. Recently retired from a decade’s tenure at Microsoft as worldwide sales general manager, Dana previously worked for Kodak as VP of worldwide marketing and climbed the corporate career ladder through Sea-Land, Avery Dennison, and IBM. She also helped grow a fast-growing technology start-up from early stage to IPO and sale of the company.

Dana has coached, interviewed, and hired thousands of job seekers. As a result, she has developed a proprietary job search and networking process. Her ideas and techniques are proven to be as effective for college graduates as for senior executives. Dana has presented her concept at hundreds of career-centric and corporate events and is a prolific writer on the subject. She is a sought-after speaker and a regular contributor to print and online publications, , including owning her own weekly “Career Mojo” column in all of the national Business Journals.

Named a top “Women of Influence” in Seattle, Dana lives and works in Puget Sound where she serves on the Worldwide Board of Junior Achievement. She is also a breast cancer conqueror, received her MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, and speaks fluent Spanish. Dana shares her life with Mathis, is immensely


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