Written by Dorie Park and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Over the past year, we’ve all heard that we should be preparing for the “new normal” — but what that means or when this will start is unclear. During the pandemic, some professionals had to put their career aspirations on the back burner as they dealt with unexpected health care or childcare responsibilities, and many others may have felt their hard-fought career progression stall because of unpredictable outside forces, including company and industry disruptions.
It’s clearly too soon to declare an end to the pandemic. But as vaccination takes hold and at least some countries and regions begin to open up, we remain hopeful about the potential changes on the horizon. Now is a useful time to begin asking yourself how to take back control over your career. (Indeed, in our own research, we found that an opportunistic mindset is one of the foundational traits underlying entrepreneurial talent.)
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