Undulation – my new favorite word!

Undulation, a term typically reserved for the graceful waves of the sea or the hypnotic sway of a dancer, has sneakily pirouetted its way into the job market lexicon. And no, it doesn’t mean your office chair is about to grow fins and swim away with you (though, wouldn’t that make the 9-to-5 grind more interesting?). In the context of careers, undulation refers to the fluctuating, often unpredictable, changes in job availability, career progression, and industry trends. Imagine riding a rollercoaster blindfolded, but instead of screaming for the thrill, you’re politely updating your LinkedIn profile on the descent.
Injecting a bit of humor into the workplace undulation, think of it as the job market’s way of keeping everyone on their toes. One day you’re a hot commodity headhunted like the last slice of pizza at a party, and the next, you’re as overlooked as the Terms & Conditions page. It’s a dance of adaptability, where the music changes beat without warning, and you’re expected to swap your tap shoes for ballet slippers mid-performance. So, as we navigate the swells and dips of our career waves, remember that the ability to laugh at the absurdity of it all is the most valuable skill in your portfolio.