2020 is over, but as we begin 2021, the coronavirus continues to present new and unique challenges. We are still navigating unchartered waters with this virus. We have had to find new ways to work and interact while also taking care of our mental health and well-being. Many of us are working remotely full-time for the first time, isolated from co-workers, friends, and family. Our daily routines have been disrupted causing added strain—physically, mentally, and financially. It is completely natural for the isolation of remote work to lead to anxiety and stress.
The holidays are nearing and they will look different this year! You can still take advantage of the fact that people will be in the holiday spirit. Please, for your own good, continue to work your holiday job search during a pandemic!
As with the previous pandemics and other major events, such as the Great Depression and World War II, the coronavirus pandemic will profoundly change workplaces and the nature of work itself. In fact, it already has. Many of these changes, especially the massive shift toward remote work are probably here to stay. So, if you’re looking for a job now or in the future, you might want to keep this in mind. But what does a remote job search look like?
As a new month begins, we enter the second half of 2020 continuing to struggle with the economic and societal effects of a global pandemic. Covid-19 is wearing on us, whether we have contracted the virus or not. Inundated daily by news of the political indecision, social controversy, and still rising infection rates, many of us are simply exhausted by this new reality. But perhaps most of all, we want to go back to work. The question, at this point some five months in, is how realistic is that goal?