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The Finch Effect: How Adaptability Will Save Your Career (and Happiness)

Nacie Carson

August 08, 2012

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"Our job market is in a perpetual state of turmoil these days. Every month, we hold our breaths waiting for some positive sign in the unemployment numbers, and every month it seems we are disappointed. The gains that have been made since the official end of the recession in 2009 have been minimal, and the changes we see in jobless rates each month are nominal at best. This economic twilight zone puts everything is on hold—our careers, our dreams for our family, our most basic happiness. We bite our nails and turn to one another asking "How long can this go on? When will things go back to normal?" But in our modern age, this age of Vocational Darwinism, the only people we can truly expect the answers to come from is ourselves. And the only way to answer those questions and take life off hold is to adapt."

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