Change is good.
The world is always changing, and it is up to us whether we change and adapt with it or put up barriers and resist it. There is no more obvious example than the times we’re experiencing now, during the pandemic.
Change is upon us – like it or not! – it’s reach spanning across all industries and sectors all over the world. We’ve adapted quickly and recruiters are no different! Working from home, utilising video conferencing software and the power of our other online tools to stay connected, a lot of us have discovered that it works.
Many things we considered normal are now in the spotlight. The daily commute, for example; waking up early and rushing about in order to queue in traffic, or pack yourself onto a train to make sure you get to the office on time. Even the working week itself – the flexibility that working from home has allowed has provided a radical rethink of the hours we work, a structured 9-5 gig isn’t as practical or even useful anymore (particularly when considering other factors like overseas clients, etc).
Even more significantly though, is the time and thinking space that isolation has afforded us. This is a time for planning our own personal changes. Defining what our new normal will look like, and building those foundations for change when we come out of lockdown.
Most people will float like a kite on the wind, following the path of least resistance. There are those that will be ahead of the curve – the brave ones, who will harness the wind and use it to steer them on a path of their own choosing. The ones that will look at what was before and say no to going back. Why go back and rebuild your desk for someone else?
Why not create your own new normal? Take back control of your life and own this change. Rebuild your desk for yourself. Work the hours you want. Commute when you want. Earn the money you want.
With so much already changed, what else have you realised needs to change?
It’s an important lesson; you’ve proven you can adapt to new, unfamiliar and tough challenges. In a time of uncertainty, it’s time to be certain.
Own the change.
Change is good.