Impact of Covid-19

4. Longer-term planning

This MOOC was originally designed to help finalists and recent graduates to identify immediate, easy to achieve steps to help them to take action. Looking at the bigger picture will allow you to make strategic decisions, but you may also find yourself switching to whatever steps will help you to manage the unique challenges the pandemic has caused for you personally. This may include taking it one day at a time, and only planning 1-2 days ahead 

You should, however, take stock and (where relevant or necessary) revise your longer-term career plans to ensure you are as prepared as you can be. Understanding the kinds of opportunities available can help you to feel in control, and plan meaningful steps, including adapting expectations of what is achievable in the short, medium, and long term. The following section on Career Planning teaches you how to set yourself SMART goals.