Adapt & Thrive… Judit Lovas


“Charles Darwin observed that it is not the strongest members of a species that survive, but the ones that are most adaptable to change. That’s pertinent advice for today’s workforce. Due to the pandemic, companies and small businesses have been exposed to constant and unpredictable changes, and their employees are experiencing high levels of uncertainty and fear when it comes to job security. Today’s employees must be prepared to change jobs every few years, develop new skills frequently and adapt to the needs of an ever-changing workforce. If COVID-19 has forced you to reassess your current career path, here are some ideas for how to set yourself up for success.

Leverage technology. Technology has altered the way we work, but who says there isn’t a flip side? Before the pandemic, in-person interaction was critical to find a job. Nowadays, networking events have moved entirely to cyberspace. Due to this shift, it is easier than ever to connect with others worldwide. You can join groups and forums on LinkedIn or other networks where you can communicate and build professional relationships with potential employers daily.

Renew yourself. It’s never too late to learn a new skill set. Several institutions, such as and, offer free learning resources during the pandemic. Don’t underestimate soft skills such as communication, teamwork or flexibility. These are becoming just as important for employers as hard or technical skills. Now is a prime time to add new skills and knowledge to your résumé. And before you start connecting with industry leaders or potential employers, make sure that your résumé is up to date and relevant to the standards of the industry you are transitioning into.

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Adapt quickly. To stay employed after the dust settles, you need to adjust to new ways in which work will be done. Don’t be attached to your current career or job, but experiment with several different ones. Instead of being fearful of losing your job, you should see every change, even a layoff or demotion, as a good opportunity to find a better one. Having a positive mindset is critical. Switching careers has never been easy, but right now it comes with unique challenges. Remember: Success is available for those who adapt by developing new skills and behavior.”

“Here are a few tips to make sure you put your best foot forward on your path to a new career.

● Post professional-looking profile pictures and delete any inappropriate content from your social media sites.

● Make sure that your LinkedIn profile is up to date and that you use all the helpful features this platform has to offer.

● Seek guidance from a career coach to give you feedback on your résumé and develop a career plan.

● Consider your career a personal growth journey.

● Develop a positive mindset when seeking a new job or career path.”

Judit Lovas, the writer, is a personal transformation and success coach. She works internationally with ambitious professionals, giving them a road map to extraordinary personal, career and business. Judith can be contacted at This article was republished with permission by Clara Ogunsemi

New Year, New Season… Hope!!!

Are you currently at the lowest point in your life?  Are you downcast or depressed?

You are not alone; God is right here with us all and our HOPE in God is what keeps us going.

The year has recently begun, and you might be wondering, when will we return to our ‘normal’ operations or way of doing things.  Well, let me rock your boat a bit; we can’t go back to ‘normal’ anymore. That boat has sailed, and we are in a new era, where we will need to ‘pivot’ to “adapt and thrive” in this new season. HOPE is reassuring. It is when you expect something to happen. What are you really hoping for? I hope that we are not limiting ourselves and thinking small.

If you feel that God is far away, remember that ‘the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor his ear heavy, that it cannot hear” (Isaiah 59:1). Tell God your concerns at any time; ‘cast your cares and anxiety unto God for he cares for you”.

In 1 Samuel 30:1-8, we read that David was at the lowest point in his life after his enemies destroyed his dwelling place (Ziklag) and carted away his properties and those of his men. He wept uncontrollably and was so distraught but encouraged himself in the Lord (verse 6).  In verse 8, David then inquired of the Lord, asking ‘Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” God answered ‘pursue, for you shall overtake them and without fail recover all.’ “Just like David, we must strengthen ourselves in the Lord this year. We must also seek his direction for every area of our lives. As you HOPE and endeavor to adapt and thrive this year, make sure to seek the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus, the son of God, has given to us his children to guide us in all truth.

To help you get started with how to pivot your business, activities or life in 2021, I share Judit Lovas’ article- ‘Adapt & Thrive’ in another edition. She shares tips on how to adapt and thrive during a challenging time in our world. I wish you a year filled with HOPE for better days. Be sure to share additional tips or comments as well. I would love to hear from you…

My best regards, Clara Og.
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