The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in an age of brand new adversity for the entire world. While we all suffered in our own ways before the pandemic took hold, now we have a common challenge that we all face together. Every single person around the world has been affected by the virus, either directly, or by the restrictions put in place to curb the spread. It has been a hard year, hasn’t it?
One hurdle many people are approaching is that of their jobs. While so many have lost their jobs during this crisis, others who have managed to keep working are looking for a change of scene. The pandemic has made us realize what we find most important in life, and with that can come some significant life changes.
If you are considering a career change but aren’t sure how to go about it during this difficult time, here are three key pieces of advice for you!
Consult a careers advisor
When you are considering a career move but aren’t sure which direction to head in, it’s time to consult a professional. Careers advisors have expert knowledge of many different industries, the training required to enter into them, and what type of person would suit certain roles. This means that if you bring your resumé to a career advisor, along with plenty of questions, you are likely to have a very informative, engaging meeting that leaves you feeling inspired and refreshed.
A career advisor may advise you to retrain or further your qualifications with companies such as Pacific Training Group. These are great ways to beef up your resumé and appeal further to a potential employer.
Tap into your fundamental needs
If you are struggling to figure out what you want to do next in your career, it’s time to look inward. We all dream of having jobs that fulfill us both physically and mentally, but often, these dreams don’t become a reality.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when considering your next steps.
- What kind of routine do I want to have? For example, do I want a 9-5 job, or would I like something more varied?
- How much money would I like to make (realistically?)
- What industries interest me the most?
- Would I like to travel with my job, or stay at home most of the time?
- How can my knowledge and life experience benefit others through my career?
Create a three year plan
Changing careers successfully during a pandemic will be hard going; it is important that you manage your expectations, and think of this as a long-term move. The pandemic will end soon, but your new career could last your whole life until you retire. This means that to start with, you should create a three-year plan of how you are coming to become qualified, and begin working in the industry you want.
If you are searching for new ways to live in 2021, use this blog as your guide for changing careers during this tough time in the world.