Bouncing back.Physician Exec. 1999 Jul-Aug; 25(4):84-5.PE
If you have taken a career sidetrack, realize that you are still marketable. You have skills, traits, and knowledge that are transferable to many new opportunities. Fortunately, many leaders today in health care and executive search are familiar with your plight, given that they all have their own version of initiatives that did not fly. They will not judge you unfairly because they understand all too well the complex pressures of today's health care environment, filled with risk, cost constraints, and unrealistic profit targets. If you're bouncing back from an unfortunate career move, these steps may keep you focused on your search for new opportunities: (1) recognize that you are not alone, (2) realize that the entity failed, not you, (3) discuss the former position in a positive light, (4) don't give in to cynicism or self-pity, (5) don't let it happen to you again, and (6) play an active role in structuring your next position.