Changing Jobs During a Pandemic
Some people are finding the "new normal" even more abnormal
At a time when organizations are freezing open positions or even downsizing staff, it seems a novelty that people are starting new jobs… by choice! Some people seem rather impressed when you tell them you have landed a new opportunity during a pandemic. Others inevitably ask, “It is weird to start a new job with everyone remote?”
Despite the not-so-normal circumstances, opportunities present themselves when they feel like it. Whether we are open to those opportunities at any given time depends on a lot of variables. During a global crisis, when the news seems bad and overwhelming, it’s easy to close ourselves to opportunities. On the other hand, being stuck at home during a time of serious uncertainty can afford us the opportunity to reflect on our personal goals.
We (Jennifer and Angela) both saw an opportunity present itself and despite (or because of) the weird times, decided to fling open that door and charge through it. Jennifer moved from the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) to the American Urological Association (AUA). Angela moved from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
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