Well, we’ve done it, friends—we’ve survived 2020. It was a challenging year to say the least—I never imagined on January 1 last year that I’d spend the next 12 months facing a global pandemic, having 8,349 Zoom meetings, celebrating birthdays from afar, or developing so much intimacy with the interior of my apartment, but here we are.
And yet 2020 had its gifts as well. For many of us, it’s provided a renewed sense of what matters to us individually, as well as a better understanding of ourselves—the things we want, need, and fear, as well as how we process and experience the world. The challenges of this year may have even brought clarity about what we’d like more or less of in our lives.
Regardless of circumstance, this upheaval—personal and global—has also set the stage for change. After disorder comes order, and 2021 will be no exception. We’re all being given a chance to reimagine and reinvent ourselves—and to reimagine and reinvent the world around us as well.
Heading into this new year, I’ve never been more convinced that finding the career path and the job that’s right for you at a company whose values align with your own is the key to unearthing greater meaning, performing better, and ultimately succeeding.
It’s why Alex and I started The Muse in the first place.
Throughout 2021, we’ll be releasing a number of new tools and features to help you do just that: identify your own priorities and values, and match them to the job, company, or career that’s best for you.
We’ll also keep showing up for you in all of the ways we do today, by helping you to:
- Explore hundreds of companies that are hiring right now to understand their cultures and hear from people who work there about their experiences;
- Search hundreds of thousands of jobs to help you find and apply for the right next role (and sign up for our personalized job alerts—we’ll send jobs right to you!);
- Discover timely new resources to help you work from home and adapt to anything else that might come up, on top of our essential advice on everything from preparing for interviews to making a career change;
- And if you’re looking for one-on-one help, turn to our talented career coaches for individualized guidance.
As you envision what your 2021 will look like, think of The Muse as your personal career copilot—someone who’s always in your corner and here to support you while you navigate the ins and outs of your career.
It’s impossible to say exactly what this year will bring, but I hope you’ll feel empowered to go after what you want—and that you’ll keep looking to The Muse to help you do it.
Onward and upward!
Founder and CEO