August 23, 2022

Strategies for Dealing with Job Market Uncertainty

Dealing with Market Uncertainty As individuals living through a time of job market uncertainty and change, we have many questions that come to mind. Will I get promoted? Will I have a job in six months? Is my company going to remain remote or go back to in-person work? Uncertainty in the workplace is one of the most common causes of stress especially during a pandemic. This past year, employees have faced inflation, a tight labor market, increases in housing costs and continuous change in work models. The pressure to maintain employment or to move up in one’s career has caused a tremendous amount of job market uncertainty and anxiety. When it comes to organizational change and uncertainty, we may not know the outcome, but we can control how we handle the stress that comes along with it. Check out the top 5 ways to deal with uncertainty during a time of change: Face your fears: Think about your causes of concern. Eliminate irrational thoughts and follow the additional tips below. Acknowledge what you can’t control: You may not be able to control layoffs or going back to work in-person, but you can control your backup plan. Always have a “Plan B- What is your backup plan if you were to get laid off? Start applying to jobs and be

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