As the pandemic spread around the world, normal life shut down to shelter people. In its wake, millions were left unemployed. As regions start to relax their restrictions, many people are returning to their jobs or have found new ones. But many are still looking. This episode’s guest has published articles and books on career development and has been involved in a number of award-winning career development projects. Norman Amundson, UBC professor emeritus, advocates for hope during this emotional roller coaster. He joins us to talk about the importance of finding purpose, of being ready to take advantage of opportunities when they come, and how career advisors can evolve to help in the changing job market. He also shares his tips for those dealing with a layoff. Find Norman on Twitter, LinkedIn, and at doubleknot.works. To access Hope Central resources https://www.kuder.com/solutions/kuder-career-planning-system/hope-central/ To read Norman’s new book, click here: https://titles.cognella.com/career-recovery-9781793518927 Listen to our other podcasts at conferenceboard.ca/insights/podcasts. You can find all of our research here: conferenceboard.ca/.