Conducting a job search today? Much has changed since the last time you looked for work…
Do you ever look back at the beginning of 2020 and think… Wow, that was a long time ago? It certainly seems that way. Everything changes all the time, but this year has marked a period of unprecedented change. And we really didn’t have any choice in the matter.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our lives, the way we do business, and the way we work. It’s even changed the way we look for a job.
Haven’t had to find a new job since before 2020? There are some things you should know about the job search today and how it compares to just 10 months ago.
Understanding Your Job Search Today
The pandemic changed our lives so much. Today, it’s almost hard to remember what things were like in 2019. If you’re just beginning the search for a new job, it may be hard to recognize the imperatives of a job search today. When the veil of uncertainly finally lifts and the current crisis is past, some things will certainly go back to the way they were. But others will never be the same again. So, it might be best to understand the differences between a job search then…and now.
This infographic from Nexxt can help to answer some important questions. For instance, who is hiring right now? Who are you competing against? The answer to both questions is far different now than it was in January. Many job sectors are barely holding on in the face of the pandemic and are even laying workers off. Others are becoming desperate to find qualified employees. And one thing you can count on… all those furloughed employees are out there looking for work too.
The job search landscape has changed. As a job seeker, you must adapt.