In June, longtime public relations professional Linda Beltran lost her job as the global communications services director for Oracle. The pandemic had all but eliminated the need for her role. Still, she was blindsided.
It was the fourth time Linda had lost a job. Three times her position had been cut when the economy floundered and, in the other case, the circus company for which she worked literally folded its tents forever.
Linda didn’t mope. She knew the ropes. She began filling out applications, sending out resumes, and reaching out to her network. Then she