If you’ve found yourself in a productivity slump related to excessive social media check-ins and “doomscrolling” throughout the covid-19 pandemic, you’ve likely noticed how this can impact your mental health and productivity. When it comes to going on a “digital diet” to get into a more balanced place with social media consumption, it’s important to consider your unique pattern and come up with a plan for decreasing the amount of time you spend on social media.
With so many schools and companies moving their recruiting events online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, there are some considerations to keep in mind when strategizing how to ensure that you stand out and get the most out of the event. Yes, they can be intimidating, but there are some definite plusses.
You’ve likely been told at some point that you should get out of your comfort zone. This could relate to your personal life, your professional life, or even to how you view yourself and others. Especially during challenging times, it’s natural to want to stick to the familiar, with the predictable. However, in the long run, this can hold us back or cause us to miss out on wonderful experiences.
As schools delay reopening across the country, parents are finding themselves continuing to balance working remotely with the care and virtual education of their children. Balancing professional and personal life can be challenging even without a global pandemic throwing more chaos into the mix, but the good news is that simple strategies like designating a workspace for yourself and taking breaks can help.
If you notice that you are repeatedly being passed over for job opportunities, there may be a reason—and something you can do about it. While each individual has their unique challenges, there are some very common barriers to employment, such as gaps in employment, lack of experience, or lack of references.
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.
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.
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.