Likewise, it’s at times like this that people re-examine their own
lives, particularly when it comes to their career and where they’d like
to go next. So, in light of the pandemic, this is a good time to review
your own prospects with fresh eyes. Take a look at how your industry is
changing and decide what you’d like to do next. For instance, should you
consider further training to develop your existing skills, or create
new ones perhaps that are transferable? Or should you be side-stepping
into a new industry sector with more scope for development? New
opportunities are appearing in technology, online retail, healthcare and
online learning. Perhaps it’s time to see how you can apply your skill
sets in these areas.
Whatever you do, this is certainly a good time to review how the current crisis affects your existing long term career plans.
There are jobs out there – networking will help you find them
Even though people have been furloughed or laid off, new jobs are
still being created - many because of the crisis. Opportunities are on
the increase in specific job sectors, such as healthcare and essential
services, interviews are happening and people are getting hired.
However, since business needs have become unpredictable and, indeed,
change quickly, many jobs aren’t being widely advertised, so this is an
ideal time to put your networking skills to use. Reach out to people,
ask what’s happening at firms you’d like to work for. Use online tools
such as LinkedIn to build your connections. Research the job market and
look how your background might now be more attractive for certain
organisations. As companies assess their human capital and talent
management needs, you might strike gold before a job vacancy is even
Working from home makes job hunting easier
Lockdown, quarantine rules and social distancing has made job-hunting
easier than ever. If you’re working from home, you won’t be wasting
time on the daily commute, which means you’ll have more time available
for look for new opportunities. Best of all, there’s no one looking over
your shoulder while you research or apply for jobs. You can even phone a
potential employer during the workday without skipping out of the
And when it comes to the application and interview process, more
companies than ever are doing this online, so this has become much
quicker and much more convenient. Finding the time to look for work will
probably never be this easy again.
Eximium is looking for talent just like you
No one could have predicted Covid-19 and we can only guess what the
world of work will look like in its aftermath. But whether you’ve been
laid off, are worried about your job, or simply looking for a career
move, there is no time like the present.
Here, at Eximium, we know that employers are still looking for great
talent. Because we’re helping them find the people to fill the new
vacancies appearing due to the pandemic. Right now, those organisations
with a solid talent management strategy are even looking to pick up
skilled professionals that their competitors have let go.
If that sounds like you, it might be time to work on updating your CV – before uploading it at Eximium.