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Chances are you’ve heard that Theodore Roosevelt quote, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Chances are also that you’ve managed to still get sucked into the comparison trap while scrolling through social media or hearing about the success of friends and colleagues.
While comparison is a normal brain function, it can become disruptive to your health and wellbeing and may even make it harder to advance in your career if it affects your mindset too much.
When you’re looking for your dream job, it’s easy to get discouraged when it takes a while to get an offer. While it’s true that landing a job often takes a long time, it can be helpful to have a Plan B option in mind for when your Plan A just isn’t in the cards.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have experienced changes to their employment. This may include layoffs, furloughs, reduction of hours, and of course, shifting to working from home. It’s completely normal to feel upset, but there are steps you can take to calmly respond to these employment changes and get on the right track through intentional job searches and networking.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on day to day life and will likely contribute to some longer term changes—particularly in regards to working remotely, traveling less, and more classes behind held online. There is still so much that remains unknown, it can feel impossible to plan. For those considering what their career path will look like or how it might change, this can feel especially challenging.