The situation we are experiencing has affected us all to a greater or lesser extent.
If in your case, you have seen your professional situation compromised or you have directly lost your job, it is very natural that you feel lost, discouraged and with resistance when thinking about what scenario we will find when everything calms down.
Uncertainty can cause us concern, fear, anxiety… a heavy burden that weighs us down and prevents us from thinking clearly, and consequently makes it difficult to make decisions that would really suit us.
Knowing how to manage uncertainty is a real skill. The essence consists in shifting the energy that we put into everything that escapes us to use it to put focus on what is under our control. You can read more about this in this article.
In this way, if you are currently looking for a job, I bring you a series of action proposals for these days. Actions that are in your power, to help you reduce the effects of uncertainty, and improve your employability.
Putting them into practice will allow you to be prepared for when everything is reactivated, although there are still companies that are hiring (especially sectors related to food or health).
Take time to get to know yourself.
Identify your strengths, your motivations, your career and how you can put all this in your favor based on the job demand and current market trends.
Knowing yourself is the first step so that you can define your professional objective and design the strategy to achieve it.
Update your information.
CV, LinkedIn and other social networks. It is the ideal time to catch up by reviewing the relevant information that appears in the job offers that are of interest to you.
In this way, you will be able to adapt your CV, LinkedIn profile, etc. based on the information you have found and your professional goal.
This will make it more interesting for recruiters since the information you provide will be relevant to the needs of the company.
Which are the job portals most appropriate to your profile and sign up to be able to present yourself to the offers they publish. Don’t forget to activate job alerts to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Analyze what profiles your target companies are looking for and what skills are most in demand.
Turn on new things.
Take advantage of this time to train. Currently, there are many training platforms that are offering many open courses for free.
Review what you should improve and look for options to help you enhance them.
Some platforms that you can consult:
Expand your network of professional contacts by joining groups or participating in discussion forums. Now there is a lot of digital activity on platforms like LinkedIn.
It is the opportunity for you to meet other professionals and establish relationships with them.
It’s your turn.
As you can see, there are many things that despite everything you can continue to do for your professional career and to be prepared for the times to come.