The idea of finding your place in early adulthood and rising through the ranks over a long, steady, and stable career is largely a thing of the past. In today’s workplace, adaptability is the name of the game.

If you’re on track but on a career path that doesn’t feel particularly rewarding, or if you suffer a setback, feeling stuck and frustrated is natural given the energy you have invested. However, changing tack is normal, especially in the modern-day job market. The trick is to have the psychological skills to manage career transitions.

Think ahead

You may not be planning a change right this minute, but it’s good to bear in mind that ...

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