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This Element is an excerpt from Your Job Survival Guide: A Manual for Thriving in Change (ISBN: 9780137127023) by Gregory Shea and Robert Gunther. Available in print and digital formats.
Develop the mindset and skills to recover when your career “boat” capsizes--because, in today’s whitewater economy, chances are it will!
At 36, Kathleen Flinn was laid off from Microsoft. Her boyfriend urged her to go to Paris to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a chef. She enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu restaurant school and wrote a memoir about her experiences. The vessel carrying her work life capsized, but she didn’t drown. Far from it....