Episode 9 – What to Do If You Didn’t Get the Job (Or the Other Thing You Thought Your Future Depended On) – Part 2

March 03, 2020
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Episode 9 – What to Do If You Didn’t Get the Job (Or the Other Thing You Thought Your Future Depended On) – Part 2
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Continuing from Part I last week, Karen and Kel continue sharing 12 strategies for confronting disappointment in a healthy and productive way, targeted to anybody confronting the hard reality that they didn’t get the jobs (or grants, or publication acceptances) that they’d been hoping for.

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