You may feel, with the uncertainty that continues with the Covid pandemic, that now is not the best time to look for a new career, or even a new job.
There is some evidence that suggests it’s a tough economy out there, full of fear and doubt. Inflation is rising rapidly. House prices have increased dramatically. Maybe now is not the time for a career change.
However, don’t feel like you have to put your life on hold. There is still a lot of positivity to be found. So, if you want to change career, now could well be the time to make it happen.
Lots of businesses are still hiring as normal. In fact, some professions are in very short supply. Also, businesses that may have frozen recruitment during the shutdown period, and even as we come out of it, still need to fill those vacancies now that the economy tries to get back into gear. There are always some winners and some losers.
So, what to do if you want a career change post-Covid?
Prepare and Research
It’s always good to start your job search by preparing as much as possible. Ensure that you know what career is right for you and why. If you are not sure, then see a career analyst and make sure. Research the organisation – will you fit in? Know what you are talking about and impress recruiters with your knowledge and views.
If companies in your chosen industry don’t seem to be recruiting, or if you’ve found the business you want to work for and they don’t have any vacancies, then don’t be afraid to reach out to them. Get the name of the manager in charge of recruitment, or the department you want to work for, and contact them directly. You can impress them with your determination.
Invest in Yourself
Get your CV up to date, brush up on your interview skills, and perhaps look into training courses that may enhance your standing with possible employers. If you’re thinking about following a new career, perhaps it’s time to talk to a careers advisor to find out more about yourself and the industry that you want to be in.