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Reinvent and rebuild
Make no mistake about it, bouncing back from career disruption is no cakewalk. Here's a brief look at how five professionals managed to successfully reinvent themselves.

This story is from the July 4, 2011 issue of Fortune. A shorter version of this piece appeared earlier in June.
Last updated June 29 2011: 2:03 PM ET
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