Career Building in the Time of Coronavirus – BU Questrom School of Business

Written by Toria Rainey

Furloughed? Laid off? Worried you will be? As the United States grapples with unemployment levels rivaled only by the Great Depression, figuring out how to reset a career—or prevent it from stalling—is a daunting task.

Charles Tharp, a professor of the practice, has an insider’s perspective on how to create, nurture, and grow careers—even in times of turmoil. He was head of human resources at Bristol Myers Squibb in New York City during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A former executive vice president at the HR Policy Association and CEO of the Center on Executive Compensation, he was an HR leader during the 1979 oil crisis, the SARS epidemic, and the Great Recession.

We asked Tharp for advice on how to manage a career during the COVID-19 recession—whether you’re a new graduate looking for your first job or a midcareer professional fighting back from a layoff.

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