DENVER, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you an unemployed manager, a C-level exec looking for a job or full-time contract worker who is dreading yet another job-related networking event or job fair? Then you might be suffering from networking fatigue according to Innovative Change Expert Robert S. Tipton.
The national average of Americans out of work remains stuck near 10%, with few reports of new, full-time jobs in any geography, in any industry. Further, the lack of results in traditional approaches to job finding is causing many desperate, depressed job seekers to simply tune out and give up.
Turning traditional models upside-down is one of Tipton's missions in life, and using the tools and approaches in his book, JUMP! - Get Unstuck, Extraordinary Life Breakthroughs Through Innovative Change (Alden-Swain Press, ISBN 9780982590003, $24.95 hardcover, $12.99 eBook), his "JUMP! - Get Unstuck" workshops are driving rapid and satisfying results for otherwise frustrated, weary job seekers.
While his workshops acknowledge and address the potential outcomes of chronic unemployment, under-employment, and unhappy employment (fear, depression, frustration, bitterness, eroding marketability, etc.), Tipton states that "encouraging Aha! moments to happen in our career or life transition requires us to be open to what wants to happen, and not to dwell on what we're trying to make happen." He asserts that this is a subtle, but vital shift in our outlook - and in the energy we bring to our life or career transitions.
He often opens his workshops with this statement, "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!" While this may be an obvious thing to say, in practice most job seekers have continued down the same path, the same way, and haven't incorporated enough innovative thinking and open-minded creativity in their job hunting. Tipton's workshops arm participants with new insights, new approaches, and better tools to accelerate their ability to not only survive in today's poor job market, but to thrive well into the future.
Participants regularly report a renewed sense of purpose, recaptured passion, reinvigorated energy, clarity in vision, and come away with a comprehensive innovative change toolkit that underpins a rapid, successful life or career transition. In an almost counter-intuitive manner Tipton believes that even in the most difficult job market - it is possible to connect the "things that give you energy" with the "things that pay your bills."
Tipton's JUMP! - Get Unstuck workshops are scheduled throughout the summer of 2010 in the Rocky Mountain and Southern California markets, with more events planned in the Midwest and on the East Coast during the fall and winter months.
JUMP! - Get Unstuck (the book) is available today at selected bookstores, direct from the publisher at http://www.OurJUMPStore.com (in hardcover and various e-book formats), through amazon.com (in hardcover and Kindle editions), and will be available imminently at the Apple iBookstore as well.
About Robert S. Tipton
Robert S. Tipton is an author, consultant, and speaker who specializes in designing and facilitating innovative change. He has developed and uses the JUMP! Innovative Change Model(TM) (the basis for JUMP!) to assist individuals worldwide in accelerating breakthroughs that lead to far more satisfying and rewarding life and career transitions. For more about his book and his workshop series, visit http://www.RobertSTipton.com
Additionally, Tipton is passionate about creativity and innovation, and is donating a significant portion of the proceeds from JUMP! to Destination ImagiNation, http://www.idodi.org, a non-profit organization devoted to empowering children with creative problem solving and innovation-based tools and experiences.
SOURCE Alden-Swain Press