The pandemic caused many people to suffer from a loss of income. Unfortunately, no one could have anticipated the trouble we would face this year – and very few of us entered into 2020 believing that we would need to find a new position, and compete against countless other applicants all in need of work.
If you’re among those who lost a job because of this pandemic, finding a new one could be challenging but, the truth is that there are still plenty of jobs out there.
While the industries themselves may have been forced to adapt, there are still positions available for those who can stand out from the crowd.
These tips will help you to overcome an unexpected setback and find a new job.
Learn a New Skill
With so much competition for jobs, versatility and perseverance are key.
Again, there are still existing jobs, but they might not be in a field that you’re good at – yet. There remain a multitude of online jobs requiring skills in graphic design, programming, web designing, and many others. These are skills you can learn through online courses, and with proper dedication it won’t take long for you to find your feet with a new skill.
Start by offering competitive fees so potential clients will choose you over other options.
Keep Honing Your Public Speaking Skills
Another skill you might want to work on practicing is public speaking. When it comes to attending interviews for new positions, then feeling confident in your ability to express yourself and make a good, lasting impression on prospective employers will stand you in much better stead.
Start Your Own Business
If you couldn’t find a job, make one. There are excellent business ideas that might convince potential investors – and appeal to customers. While you wait to hear news from your existing employer, you will have plenty of time to understand what the market needs and come up with a business that can address them.
Of course, after creating a watertight business plan, you should focus on finding potential investors who hold experience in a relevant industry.
Take the time to polish your pitch, and look for a place that allows a professional atmosphere while you speak. You can also invest in a projector wall mount to help make your presentation run smoother, and feature plenty of visual aids to make a lasting impact on prospective business partners.
Go Back to Your Old Job
Many businesses are now receiving the go-ahead to reopen, and re-hiring past employees will be their top priority. These people already know the business well and won’t require intensive training, which puts you in an excellent position if your employer is lucky enough to resume business.
Regardless of your plan, you shouldn’t feel defeated – even if you are rejected first time round. It’s not going to be easy, but you mustn’t blame yourself or let a few obstacles dampen your spirits. Keep fighting and aim for the best results.