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Focus on what you can change in the short term

  • This will help you move past the paralysis of uncertainty. If your tasks feel intimidating, break them down into small manageable steps.
  • If you’re not sure what to prioritize, start with something that will bring you benefits no matter what, like brushing up your CV or updating your social media profile.
  • Consider these questions: “What small move could I make today that would bring me joy?” or “What could I accomplish if I gave myself a week?”

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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.

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 ...

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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