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Leave room to improvise in the search for job certainty

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One of the most overrated and misguided beliefs in career development is the importance of making up one’s mind. Being certain is a goal to be strived for, so we are told.

What does it mean to be certain? Commonly, 'certainty' means that something is unquestionable, or beyond doubt. It also implies that something is fixed. In other words, when you are certain you are not prone to doubt or self-questioning, and you act as though nothing is going to change. For those disposed to anxiety this is a heady elixir. Certainty makes us feel good because it dampens the self-doubt, the worry.

Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas. Credit:AP

Unfortunately, all but the most trivial things in life are not fixed. They are changeable, and very often complex, mysterious even. Anyone........

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