Changing jobs is always a little stressful. But changing jobs during a pandemic can be even more daunting. Is it the right time? Are you making the right decision? What about long term security? You are sure to have lots of questions.
One important thing to remember is it may be time to view a crisis is an opportunity. Use the time wisely as it’s unlikely that we will have as much time to reconsider our jobs and our careers again.
Our consultants have been working with clients and candidates throughout the pandemic and have put together the following guide to help give you confidence that changing jobs during the pandemic isn’t as scary a prospect as it may initially seem.
Certain sectors are booming!
For every sector that’s struggling, there are as many, if not more that are booming. The LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise Report shows that there are so many opportunities presenting themselves as a result of the pandemic. The recent uncertainty may have made you completely rethink you long-term career prospects. It could actually be the ideal time for a fresh start.
If you are looking at breaking into a new sector then we suggest starting with reviewing your CV. Just because you haven’t worked within a sector before, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have transferable skills. Take a look at our blog – 5 tips to repurpose your CV for a new sector – it’s a great place to start.
Rethink your priorities when it comes to changing jobs
Now is the ideal time to reflect on what’s important. And it’s likely that this has changed considerably in the last 12 months. Do you want more flexibility when it comes to home working – even after the pandemic is over? Maybe contributing to society and giving something back has suddenly become more of a priority for you? Do you miss the office environment? There really are so many things to consider, but it’s really important that you do.
Talk to a recruiter
We are not just here to let you know about new jobs, or to manage your application. Working with us meant that you can really gain insight into the market and your value in it. How do you skills and salary match – are you being underpaid, are your benefits less flexible. Are you being held back? Or, maybe the grass isn’t greener on the other side after all. We can help you to make that decision.
Here’s some questions to get you started if your are considering changing jobs –
- What does this job have to offer that my current job doesn’t?
- How has the role been done before now? Did someone leave? Is this a new role?
- What are the projections for the remainder of the year?
- Is there a career path? Make sure that you are able to establish the possibilities for growth and advancement.
- How will the company onboard and work while we are still in lockdown? Will this affect your ability to have succeed?
We are currently working with lots of companies who are experienced continued success in the current market. So if you are thinking of a change in career or you feel it’s time for a new job, get in touch with our team. We can give you all the advice and support you need to make changing your job a less daunting prospect – even if we are in the middle of a pandemic.