Highlight: Read about how the Covid-19 pandemic has caused people to reconsider their work lives, resulting in workers looking for better jobs in order to live a better life.
In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted global labor markets. Millions of people were furloughed or lost their jobs in the short term, and others quickly adjusted to working from home as offices closed.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many to reconsider their lives and careers, accelerating trends that were already brewing beneath the surface.
We were forced to engage in an experiment to see how we could value our professional dimensions based on factors other than pay, such as quality of life and quality of time with people we care about. These five strategies may be able to assist if you are considering a career change.
Determine what is missing
Making the decision to pursue a career change rather than a new job in the same field is the best course of action. Consider the three Cs:
- Competency (basic job skills).
- Challenge (being pushed outside of your comfort zone).
- Curiosity (you feel genuine intrigue about your work and want to keep learning).
If you are missing just one of the Cs in your current job, you may be able to fill it by looking for a new position within your company or industry. If you are missing more than one C, it is time to consider a career change seriously.
Change your perspective
Determine the top three criteria for your life outside of work, whether it is childcare, elder care, or the ability to live anywhere in the country.
The most common mistake people make is designing how they want to work and then using whatever resources and time are left over to design how they want to live.
You should start by planning how you want to live and then work accordingly. It is critical to consider how you want your life to unfold before you begin looking for work.
Begin planning your switch practically
Consider what your experience can translate to in order to come up with different career options. What are your obstacles? What piques your interest, both professionally and personally?
Once you’ve compiled a list of ideas, consider how you’ll tell your story in the language of your new profession. This entails determining your target audience and making necessary adjustments.
Explore what skills and certifications you may require for a new industry. Talk to other people who are doing the job to get a sense of what it is like on a daily basis.
Make a list of everyone in your network who comes to mind, regardless of industry or whether or not you have a new career plan in place.
You can tell them you’re thinking about making a change during your conversation. You don’t have to provide any other responses, but tell them you’ll keep them updated on your journey. This will help you become more comfortable with networking, and if you decide to pursue a career, you may be able to find someone to assist you.
Update your resume
With career highlights or key experience sections at the top of your resume, you can position yourself for your desired roles right away.
When recruiters receive hundreds of applications, they will look for someone who has previous experience in that role.
Career highlights are most effective for those with more than ten years of experience and a two-page resume. If you have less than that, consider including a section that highlights your technical skills, such as computer software or financial analysis.
It’s also important to note that companies frequently filter resumes based on keywords. In order to pass the applicant tracking system, incorporate language from the job posting into your resume and cover letter.
Work-life balance entails balancing workplace stress with daily pressures from family, friends, and oneself. Employees today want more control over their lives and a greater say in how their jobs are structured.
Employees who have a greater sense of control and ownership over their own lives have better relationships with management and are able to leave work issues at work and personal issues at home. Employees who are well-balanced are more motivated and less stressed at work, increasing company productivity and reducing conflicts between coworkers and management.
People are reconsidering their work lives as a result of the never-ending pandemic. People have begun to look for better jobs to have a better life, which allows them to maintain a balance between work and personal life, improving their mental state and way of life.
You can use EarlySalary to search for current job openings and see if anything piques your interest.
Managers looking to elevate team morale and strength and learn about employee loyalty to help your organization grow can follow these steps. You can also learn about financial wellness programs designed to assist employees in the aftermath of this Covid-19 pandemic.