Considering a Career Move During the Pandemic?
It can feel a little scary to consider a career move during the pandemic. Planning ahead for a career move during such times of uncertainty may feel a bit overwhelming. But, that doesn’t mean you should put your career aspirations on hold. In fact, these turbulent times may be just the right change to start fresh. Here are some key principles to keep you focused on your career goals, even during uncertain times.
Develop new skills
In order to reinvent your career, you will need to develop new and marketable skills. There are many options for online learnings, and courses you can take during the pandemic. Use the extra time you have now to learn new skills. It’s a good idea to pursue a variety of skills, and in the process you may uncover a new passion or interest. The more vast your skills and experience, the greater your range of possible career moves.
Reconnect with old contacts
It may sound counterintuitive, but now is a great time to connect with old contacts. People are communicating online, and checking their inboxes more now than ever. With social distancing, people are very open to communicating with others. Reach out on LinkedIn, send e-mails, and maybe even set up a coffee chat. It’s a great time to reconnect with old colleagues, and ask around for new career opportunities.
Talk to a mentor
While a career change is definitely an inward-looking process, it’s important to discuss ideas with a mentor or trusted party. Talk about your ideas, aspirations, and interests. This will help to motivate and encourage you to make your dreams a reality. Just the simple act of stating a goal out loud to a mentor or friend makes you more likely to complete it. A mentor can offer you some advice and help connect you with the right people.
Don’t put your career growth on hold or become discouraged because of the pandemic. The time for change is now, and we are here to help. Call us at (816) 986-0909 to discuss your career goals today.