Once again this week, we want to help you plan your post-COVID19 career. It’s important, whether you will be returning to work after the Pandemic, or you are a student… Read More
Now that the worst of the Pandemic is over in many places, you may feel it’s time for a job or career change. Following-up on last week’s blog post on 14 questions to ask yourself about your job, we have some practical steps to take so your transition will be smoother. Specifically, here are a few thoughts to consider:
1. Get your financial house in order,
2. Decide on a career and job target,
3. Research your target,
4. Prepare to leave your current job, and
5. Develop your career marketing strategy.
There’s a saying among career development professionals that you’ll know it’s time to make a job or career change when you start asking yourself if it’s time to make a change.
While there is truth to that, there’s more to making your decision. That’s why we are continuing with the discussion started in our last post. “6 Questions to Ask Yourself About Changing Careers” with additional questions in this post.
If you are thinking about a post-COVID19 career or job change take the time to ask yourself a few questions, including;
1. Do you want to pursue a new job, or a new career?
2. What skills and experience do you need?
3. What problems do you want to solve?
4. What are you most proud of in your past work experience?
5. What are 10 job titles that you’d consider pursuing?
6. How much do you need to earn?
Among other things, we recommend that you:
1. Prepare for what’s next, whether it’s promotion opportunities or layoffs,
2. Analyze your transferable skills,
3. Remember that some aspects of the job search remain the same,
4. Keep in contact with your network,
5. Adjust your mindset, and
6. Consider a “day job” while searching for that “dream job”.