In 2020, you likely discovered your resilience, based on the many challenges you faced in life and career. Resilience speaks to your ability to bounce back from a setback, overcome adversity, and strengthen yourself mentally.
But what about your resourcefulness?
Resourcefulness hasn’t gotten as much airtime, although it is just as crucial in this new, Covid-19 landscape. Resourcefulness is your ability to think creatively or imaginatively in finding solutions, and it can be key to conducting a successful job search during challenging times.
Being an active participant in your career is a year-round exercise. To reap the benefits of greater professional and personal satisfaction — like winning the job you want, getting that promotion you deserve, or even bouncing back from a layoff — it is critical to tend to your career on an ongoing basis, and not just manage it when you have time, or, when you need something.
During this time of uncertainty, social distancing has forced all of us to adapt to a new way of living – and working. From mental health professionals offering tele-therapy to students showing up in virtual classrooms, our way of connecting with others has drastically changed.
Have you considered how it will also affect your professional networking? You can still manage and advance your career within this new terrain.