Career, Career Development, Professional Growth

Why Career Evolution is Necessary in 2021

I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but I’m fascinated with how the world of work is evolving. It has been changing for quite some time, but the pandemic certainly accelerated the shift. If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you know the changes aren’t stopping any time soon.

Last night, I had a conversation with a friend who hadn’t been keeping up to speed on workforce trends, and did I have an earful for him! I told him about the new trend of creating video resumes on Tik Tok and how career coaches are advocating switching jobs every 2-3 years. These trends sound so foreign to older millennials like us, but important, nonetheless.

If you’re not used to the new way of work, it’s easy to disregard the changes as trends or something that only benefits the new generation entering the workforce (Gen Z, I’m talking to you!). But this couldn’t be further from the truth—the changes will affect everyone.

That got me thinking of the importance of continually evolving in our careers. If 2020 taught us anything, it taught us that job security is just an illusion, so it’s more important than ever to be open to change, growth, and learning.

Career evolution can look different for everyone. It doesn’t always mean significant changes or a drastic career transition. It can be as simple as a change of mindset or a new perspective. Anything that will get things moving you toward your goals is a step in the right direction.

The world of work is changing right before our very eyes, and if we don’t want to get left behind, we have no choice but to evolve with the times.

What do you think? Do you think career evolution is important?