If the New Year’s resolutions you set in January of 2020 didn’t quite pan out (hello, Covid-19), you’re not alone. If you’re tired of hearing that you’re not alone, join the party. That said, have you thought about retooling those resolutions? September is a great time to harness that “back to school” / fresh start energy and set some career resolutions for yourself.
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If you’re feeling like career advancement has been moving in slow motion throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not imagining things. Many companies are slowing on hiring, and it may feel that your career options are limited. However, this can be a good time to reevaluate your goals, build new skills, and take other measures to position yourself for advancement.
Dear CW Student:
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.
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.