Are you rethinking your career? COVID-19 has caused a lot of people to stop and think about a lot of things. Many of us are reassessing what we view as important in our personal and professional lives. So, if you are rethinking your career right now, you are not alone.
The slowdown of the economy is a great opportunity to reassess where you are and where you want to go in your career. Here are 4 questions that can help you assess and rethink your career:
Is My Job Essential?
How organizations view certain jobs have changed, and they will continue to do so as things evolve during and post-pandemic. Have you been laid off or furloughed? Have your hours been reduced? This may cause you to reconsider your role within your organization.
Is Now the Time to Make a Career Change?
This unprecedented situation has given many people the opportunity to make a change. Many of us feel like we’re in a weird holding pattern. This situation has also afforded us the time to put some serious thought into making a change. How much change? For some, it may be moving companies or making a minor shift in roles. For others, COVID-19 has made them do some soul searching and seriously consider making a major move, maybe even changing career paths.
What New Skills Do I Need in the Future?
Shut down companies, social distancing, and remote roles have changed the way people work. This also means there is now a light shining on different types of skills. Do you have the skills to be successful in your industry now and into the future? Look for the opportunity to add to your skillset and position yourself to be a desired commodity post-pandemic. You can start now by taking online courses and developing in-demand skills that you will need going forward.
What Are My Career Objectives?
Has COVID-19 caused you to reconsider your career goals? Has your sense of purpose or career path changed somewhat? The changing economic landscape could have a big impact on your career path. Consider how this pandemic will impact your pre-coronavirus career objectives.
Think about the things that make you happy and fulfilled professionally. Is it compensation, sense of duty, the ability to make an impact?
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