Since converting our organization to a remote delivery model our job seekers are asking us “What does this pandemic mean for me? Our response is to listen to what the pandemic is telling us. For those who are job searching, or are in the middle of a career transition, the pandemic could be an opportunity.
1. Weigh the Pros and Cons
Writing down the pros and cons allows you to look at them head-on, and often it’s like a light went off and the solution dawns on you right away. A pandemic can often create innovation, allow for more time to do things that time didn’t allow, change a habit or behaviour, access free or low-cost resources.
2. Brainstorm Solutions
Brainstorming is a great way to solve problems. The question you should ask yourself is “What is the problem I am trying to solve?“instead of “How can I solve this problem?” When brainstorming about your job search, it helps if you get a variety of ideas from a selection of people that are not connected to the problem. Ask a teenager, ask a senior, ask your mother or ask a neighbour. You will be surprised at all the possible solutions and different ideas suggested that you never thought about. Those possibilities might very well be the ticket to success.
3. Seek Assistance from a Professional
Ask for help from a professional. We use professionals in all other aspects of our lives but for some reason find it difficult to get help from the “experts” when it comes to our careers and livelihood. There is no shame in unemployment! There is no stigma attached to getting advice and admitting you may need some help. ACHĒV has trained and qualified Career Specialist is ready and happy to assist you.
We are staying at home to take care of ourselves and each other. This is the perfect time to take care of your career success too. So keep listening to the pandemic, reach out to us and let us know what it’s telling you! We would love to hear.
Achēv offers free weekly events and workshops to help you achieve your employment and career goals. Visit our Events Calendar to see all of our upcoming events.