Finding A New Job In A Post-COVID World


Very few governments around the world have managed to outline their plans to recover from COVID-19. The US is experiencing its worst rates of unemployment for decades, the UK is expecting a major surge in homelessness, and businesses across the globe are going to be losing employees by the truckload. Of course, though, most people will only feel the impact this has on them and their family, and this makes it crucial that you’re able to get yourself back into work once the world starts to recover.

Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to find work in the wake of something like a lockdown.

Filling The Gaps

The first option on this list is going to involve a little bit of a compromise.

A lot of people have died in 2020, and while this is unfortunate, it means that there are a lot of job openings available. A company like Barr-Nunn Transportation has immediate openings for truck drivers, while supermarkets, offices, and other businesses are racing to find entry-level employees to fill their seats.

You might not be able to continue your old career like this, but it will give you the chance to start making money as soon as possible, and this is often far more pressing than doing a job that you like.

You can work to improve your situation further once you have a job to rely on.

Starting A Businesses

For many people, the idea of employment is more appealing than running a business, though this is usually thanks to the work that has to go into running a company.

This has changed in the modern age, with online business making it possible to set aside most of the work older businesses have had to do to succeed. Being in a lockdown gives you a great opportunity to plan a new business and build an idea of what you’d want to do for yourself.

For many people, simply transferring the skill you’ve gained through your old job will be the fastest route to take.

Learning To Adapt

Most people don’t like the idea of leaving their careers to start something new, and the idea of running a business might not sound like a nice one.

In this case, you need to find something that relates to your old work while also giving you an opening to start something new. For example, if you worked as a graphic designer in the past, you could look at turning your skills to teaching others about this skill.

This can be a great way to continue the work you enjoy without limiting yourself to jobs that might not exist when you start your hunt.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of finding a new job in a post-COVID world. A lot of people are going to be in this position, making competition fierce and giving you a lot of work to do before you find the right role.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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