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Change in uncertain times

Change in uncertain times

During times of uncertainty, we usually prefer to keep the status quo. We focus on our most urgent decisions: how to be safe and healthy, how to keep our bosses happy, or, if we’ve lost a job, how to find a new one as quickly as possible. This makes it difficult to find the time, motivation, and mental energy to think about longer-term questions.

But there is no such thing as total predictability and despite the challenges that extended periods of uncertainty present, those periods also offer unparalleled opportunities for strategic planning.

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If you want a new job during uncertain times, consider planning not just for the most likely scenarios but also for one in which you’re unemployed for twice as long as you expect, or in which your partner also is unemployed.

When thinking about an uncertain future, don't just think about acquiring new skills or making new connections. Planning for uncertainty is also about making strategic choices concerning what to leave behind.

Challenge the assumptions you are making about yourself and think about different ways you could leverage your skills and fulfill your passions.

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