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Better TV: Bulletproof Your Job

In advice, interview, media, tv on February 3, 2009 at 6:36 pm

How to Bounce Back After Being Laid Off

In advice, article, media, tv on February 3, 2009 at 6:25 pm


Michael Raynor worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for 21 years. In late October, the 45-year-old father of two from Howell, N.J., was laid off.
Experts, and people who’ve been there, say you must confront one emotion: fear.

“When it first happens, you just freeze and it’s just so hard to think,” he said. “You’re pretty much just spinning in circles at the very beginning. You don’t know which way to turn.”

It took Raynor four days to tell his wife, Roseanne, then a stay at home mom, that his last paycheck was in the mail.

“When I came home and saw my kids and wife they were choked up that I lost my job and you just do whatever it takes,” Raynor said. “I don’t care where I work or what I’m doing — I have three people who count on me.”

ABC News followed the Raynors as Michael went to career counseling, got retrained and applied for 30 jobs. At first, he didn’t get a single call back.

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What’s Worrying You: CBS 2 Follows Up Stephen Viscusi

In advice, media, news, tv on January 14, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Finding a job is what’s worrying many of our viewers this new year, who have been responding to our calls to tell us what their concerns are with the economy in 2009.

On Tuesday, CBS 2 introduced Anderson to Stephen Viscusi, the author of “Bulletproof Your Job.”

“Just talking to Stephen, I realized, yes, I was really not sending the right message. I think I was not detailed enough,” she told CBS 2.

Viscusi re-did Anderson’s resume, expanding her objective to include her specialty for healthy cooking, and adding a lot more details about her former clients such as their ages and medical conditions. He asked her to change the long message on her phone, so it’s more professional.

“So when they call you they can feel like they’re getting you, and they’re going to feel comfortable with who you are and what you’re about, and that you’re easy to reach,” he said.

Anderson had primarily used Craig’s List to look for jobs, but Viscusi is putting her resume up on half a dozen career sites, and coached her on interviewing skills, such as always giving a firm handshake, asking for the job, and offering to try the job for a trial period.”If it’s between Sonia and

XYZ candidate, and Sonia says to me, ‘I’m more than willing to try this job for 90 days,’ and she can prove herself in that time, statistically most people who offer that, not only do they land the job they land a permanent job as well,” he said.

Anderson walked out feeling good about her meeting with Viscusi.

“I am very, very good, very optimistic, I just know that something good is going to happen,” she said.

And Viscusi said Anderson’s positive attitude is key.

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New Business Advice & Interview Show

In announcement, tv on October 21, 2008 at 6:05 pm

A new online business show launched Monday called Down to Business with host Pat Croce.  The show is a no-holds-barred interview show and website experience that cuts through all the jargon to give fresh insight into the world of business. Pat Croce, a very successful serial entrepreneur and business personality, profiles an entertaining mix of industry leaders and innovators.

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INSIDE edition Consumer Alert

In announcement, media, tv on September 17, 2008 at 9:10 pm

I was featured as an expert on INSIDE edition’s consumer alert segment yesterday.

To check it out and learn more click HERE.

Tyra Banks Show TODAY-Check your local listings!

In announcement, media, tv on September 15, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Job expert Stephen Viscusi gives advice on how Tyra’s guests could get jobs outside of the sex industry on today’s show. Check it out for some expert tips you don’t want to miss!  Check your local listings for exact times.

Money Matters: Job Saving Tips

In media, tv on September 8, 2008 at 7:51 pm

Watch me on ABC News Now: Money Matters with Jackie Hyland.  I discuss some job saving tips.

Click here or the image to watch.

CBS Early Morning Show Tomorrow

In media, tv on September 3, 2008 at 7:43 pm

Watch for me on the CBS Early Show tomorrow, Thursday, September 4th, in the 8 AM to 9 AM hour on CBS!

Street Talk Fox 5 featuring Stephen Viscusi

In media, tv on May 28, 2008 at 2:49 pm