Today's unsteady job market has caused widespread uneasiness throughout businesses large and small. Many individuals are discovering that the skills that allowed them to succeed in the first place are now falling short. Dr. Lois Frankel, a dynamic corporate consultant and coach for more than fifteen years, tackles this problem through her unique self-improvement program that teaches successful people how to stay successful in an age of corporate downsizing and career anxiety. Using self-tests and dozens of examples from the workplace and her own practice, Dr. Frankel helps individuals identify their dominant skills and professional behaviors. She then shows readers how to use these traits to manage people optimally and create innovative solutions to tricky business problems. Complete with in-depth case studies that show positive results from real clients' applications of Dr. Frankel's techniques, Jump-Start Your Career offers solid, effective, short- and long-term strategies for adapting to changing business trends, competitive challenges, and the shrinking job market..