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About the author:
A consummate expert at getting a job or gig, even in a down economy, Laura Dawn Lewis has landed over twenty-five positions or projects in the past 23-years. Throughout college it was not unusual for her to be working four jobs at once while attending university full-time.
Born in Rochester, New York in 1966 Laura is the eldest of two daughters. She spent her junior year in high school as a Rotary International exchange student in Brazil.
In 1995 she graduated from Central Washington University with a BS in Marketing. By 1996 her life began taking a new direction as after being fired for challenging the unethical practices of her boss, she chose to begin writing her first book. That book led to the formation of Couples Company in 1999, the online resource dedicated to keeping relationships together.
Her professional career began with The Washington Post Company where she served in a number of positions and later included CBS Radio Network, Los Angeles Business Journal and The Press Enterprise.
An accomplished writer and journalist, due to her focus on Middle East and political issues she generally publishes under her writing partner's name. Together they've won several international awards for journalism, the most recent in 2008 for coverage of humanitarian issues in the Middle East.
Miss Lewis spent most of 2008 overseas living in England and Saudi Arabia including a tour of Israel, Palestine and neighboring countries.
Though politically conservative, she is a staunch supporter of human rights, constitutional rights and individual freedoms. The bulk of her philanthropic work exists to expose assaults on each and eliminate the fear created through xenophobia and misinformation.
Here latest projects include the four book series, Laid Off Now What, The 2009 Recession Edition and the Christian children's book The Storybook Advent Calendar and Carols collection, co-created with Michael Brech, British musician and songwriter as a fundraiser for churches and non-profits.
A hopeful romantic, she resides in Los Angeles, California with her cat, Sinatra.
Laid Off Now What?!?
Book 1: Thriving Financially through Unemployment
Laura Dawn Lewis
The new recession edition updates the first section of Laid Off Now What 2003 with the best places to look for a job, insights into unemployment compensation,what you need to do now, hidden money you may not know you have, over a dozen ways to make money during unemployment without affecting your compensation plus detailed examples of the top 10 scams targeting the unemployed.
If you buy a Kindle Version, save your receipt and contact us at the Laid Off Now What website. We'll send you a PDF version of the book you can print as well, for free along with the gifts with purchase!
In summary this book covers:
a) What you need to do now: 16 key steps to take the minute you think or know you may lose your job. Do these steps and you'll shave 3-6 months off your job search!
b) Bringing income in without jeopardizing your unemployment benefits
c) Stretching what you have: Where to shop to get the best buys on products
d) Hanging on to your assets: prioritizing and identifying what's worth what
e) Protecting your key relationships including marriage
f) Safeguarding your health and that of your family
g) Anticipating and planning for best-and worst-case scenarios
h) Dealing with collection agencies: What to do and how to get them off your back legally.
i) What to do if you can't pay your rent or mortgage
j) Directory of temporary employment agencies including what they specialize in and who uses them.
k) What to do if you can't pay your rent or mortgage Options if losing your home becomes reality
l) Online social networks, an introduction and outline of the top10 tools
And Much More!
- Publication Date:
- Apr 13 2010
- 145154880X / 9781451548808
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8" x 10"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Business & Economics / Personal Finance / Money Management