JOY unleashed: The Story of Bella, the Unlikely Therapy Dog

Watch a quick video from Jean's interview on NBC TV. Rescue Pet Becomes Therapy Dog in Mystic.

"This isn't just another book about a dog and a person rescuing one another. It's about how, together, Jean and Bella share their beautiful gift with countless other people who so desperately need to smile." Kim Kavin, national award-winning author of "Little Boy Blue" and "The Dog Merchants."

"This is a wonderful book full of hope and surprises, one of those rare literary treats that I can open anywhere, at any time, and simply feel better." Michael Morse, author of "Mr. Wilson Makes It Home"

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ELIMINATED! Now What? Finding Your Way from Job-Loss Crisis to Career Resilience

  1. Features up-to-the-minute job search advice grounded in economic reality.
  2. Deals extensively with the emotions associated with job loss.
  3. Reinforces key concepts through case studies about real people who rebounded from sudden unemployment.

As the economy struggles and whole sectors wither, millions of people are out of work. Even people who still have jobs are waiting for the axe to fall. Eliminated! Now What? teaches people how to view their job loss as an opportunity, rather than a crippling dilemma. It explains what to do in the first days following a layoff, how to talk about career transition with others, and how to create a strong foundation for an effective job search. Author Jean Baur dispels myths and lies associated with job seeking and provides case studies of real people who achieved success after losing their jobs. She equips readers with action steps to overcome obstacles and teaches them how to be resilient in any economy.

Praise for the book
Jean Baur shows you how to cope with the shock, hurt, and depression of a job loss. She seems to put her arm around you and say, ‘We can get through this together.’ Then she shows you a step-by-step way to go about getting that next job. Beautifully, sensitively written."
— Kevin Daley, founder of Communispond and author of Talk Your Way to the Top

“Jean Baur will teach you how to take control, reclaim your self-confidence, and get back to work on your terms. She presents invaluable information drawn from her 16+ years of experience as a career counselor and coach in a highly user-friendly and inspirational manner.”
—Chris Jones, Director, Talent Development, Corporate Human Resources,
The McGraw-Hill Companies; former client

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The Essential JOBINTERVIEW Handbook  A Quick and Handy Resource For Any Job Seeker

Worried about an upcoming interview? Not sure what to do? Here's a book that will give you everything you need to prepare for interviews and help you understand employers' needs so you can match your skills and abilities to the job. A unique feature of "The Essential Job Interview Handbook" is multiple answers to sample questions. Rated good, better and best, you'll learn what makes a winning answer and understand the strategy behind it.

Whether you're just finishing school or have been working a long time, you need "The Essential Job Interview Handbook" to:

  1. identify types of questions as well as different interview styles
  2. probe for needs so that your answers always fit the employer's requirements
  3. understand what influences hiring managers in selecting the top candidate
  4. manage hostile or difficult questions and learn how to burn off nervousness

Praise for the handbook
The Essential Job Interview Handbook is a realistic guide that gives every job-seeker all the tools, skills, and answers you will need to impress any potential employer and rise above the competition.”
— Ron Fry, best-selling author of 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions

“It not only provides you with multiple ways to answer key questions, but also helps you understand why the questions are being asked and what goes into hiring managers’ decisions. You will consult this book over and over!”
— John Beauregard, executive director, Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board

Read this book, keep it handy; it will soon become your best friend. It's in bookstores and available to order online.

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