I want to expose this broken system, and help the long-term unemployed find a better way back to the work world.
Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) October 8, 2010
Long-term unemployment is a wrenching personal crisis and one of the most difficult problems facing our nation today. According to Charles W. Calormiris, Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia University, “16 percent of Americans would like to have jobs but don’t. … About half of those people have been unemployed for almost two years. That we have never experienced in the United States.” (Quoted in “How to Fix the Economy,” Bloomberg Businessweek, September 20, 2010)
Tom Brophy wrote the book that addresses long-term unemployment, and is giving away the electronic version of Little Victories – Conquering Unemployment during the month of October on for the Apple iPad, Sony Reader and Adobe PDF Reader (and for only 99¢ for the Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook, which do not allow free pricing.)
After 15 years as manager of the Trenton, NJ Office of Unemployment, Brophy realized that unemployed people experience a depression that they keep secret from their families and friends. “The system of resume-and-rejection creates a cycle of failure,” says Brophy, “in which the unemployed person sends out hundreds of resumes that are never even read. The job seeker doesn’t understand what’s really happening, loses confidence, and finds it even harder to get a job. I want to expose this broken system, and help the long-term unemployed find a better way back to the work world.”
Little Victories has already benefited readers who have commented on Amazon:
- “A great read. Brophy reveals thoughts that I had when I was unemployed that I never shared with anyone else.”
- “After hearing your radio interview and reading your book, I can still win. These methods really hit home to me.”
- “Why didn’t someone else think to write this over the years? It is hardly a new problem but Tom has picked the bones out of it and outlined this refreshing approach.”
Brophy’s unique perspective on unemployment is his emphasis on emotional issues. He identifies the three major sources of rejection, and shares techniques to get back into the workplace. Brophy’s proven principles create “little victories” that lead directly to renewed confidence and improving one’s chances for employment. These principles, distilled from over 40,000 one-on-one interviews with unemployed people, have resulted in 92% back-to-work in 5.2 months.
Tom Brophy offers advice and employment tips on Facebook at http://www.tbrophy.com “I know this message can help millions of people, “says Brophy. “We can’t afford to give away the printed copy, but I hope that our free electronic distribution in October improves the lives of many people who are suffering through long-term unemployment.”
Little Victories – Conquering Unemployment is available for free download at http://www.smashwords.com and for only 99¢ for the Amazon Kindle at http://www.amazon.com and the Barnes and Noble Nook at http://www.bn.com Smashwords enables online reading and downloading of eight different formats including the ePub format for Apple iPad, LRF format for the Sony Reader, formats for Palm and mobile phones, and Adobe’s popular PDF format.
About Memsender Press
Headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey, Memsender is a privately held electronic publishing company founded in 2009.
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