Do you think that the off-field behavior of Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick reflect upon the image of the National Football League? Because of their behavior, would you allow Joseph Addai to babysit your little boy? Would you kennel your poodle with Andrew Whitworth? Suppose now that any one of these guys applied for a job where you work. Would you hire them regardless of their reputations? If one of them was out of work and needed a job, in today's work environment, they could benefit from Robert Patterson, Sr.'s book, The Next Five Steps to C.A.L.M. The " L.M." stands for "life management." How we live our lives often plays a significant role in our marketability when looking for a job. Have we been good managers of our lives? Our reputation often precedes us.
Working for a big company is no longer job security. I've always tried to make sure that if my ship sunk, another would appear on the horizon soon, very soon. With the help of this book, anyone can.
It pays to have done a personal appraisal and to identify and research your career possibilities. These are the first two of the five steps in Mr. Patterson's detailed and easy to use workbook. This 192 page exercise is designed to groom any candidate to be competitive in a volatile job market. How well you have prepared yourself for today's events will determine whether you see them as opportunities or disasters. Who among us in that segment of the population that works, or wants to work, couldn't benefit from a thorough analysis of where we are now both personally and career-wise? What about those employees of companies like Hertz, Macy's and Rite Aid? How long have they felt secure? What have they been doing to prepare for the day that their company makes headlines on the front page and not the business section?