Updated: Feb 23
How to Revive Your Job Search/Career, Post-Covid-19!
By William Craig, III - SFC Referral Partner
I have been asked by business owners and jobseekers alike, how to recover their careers from the ravages of Covid-19. The truth is, the answer has been the same for each.
The first thing you need to do is prepare yourself emotionally to make today the
first day of your new career. To do this, you will have to let go of the past. You’ll need to
stop wasting time lamenting over ‘what was’ and begin to prepare for what’s next. By
emotionally preparing yourself to “move on” you free yourself to see options you may
have never considered. This doesn’t mean you can’t hold the same job title as before,
certainly you can. However, you need to be open to the possibility of doing something
totally different than what you have been accustomed to doing.
Consider the out-of-work Human Resources professional who decided to attend a free
class at the local public access television station. Within a few months’ time she has
produced a half dozen programs including a mini documentary about the gospel choir at
her church. The results of an online interest inventory gave her the idea, she acted on it,
and the rest, is history.
Many need help with reimagining themselves doing something else. This is where a
strengths finder, or other assessment can help you decide what you’re good at that you
truly enjoy doing. I’ve provided a free resource sheet as an instant download to assist you
in identifying the thing(s) you might consider as a new, or revised career. Give yourself
permission to start over today. It’s the first step to a speedy transition!
Give yourself permission to start over today. It’s the first step to a speedy transition!
Take inventory of your T.A.G.S. (talents, abilities, gifts, and skills) and
determine how you might utilize them in your new career. Whether you’re picking up
where you left off, or starting anew, begin creating the “new you” in your mind’s eye.
Decide what you will bring to the marketplace and how you want to deliver it.
Whether you’re reflecting on the direct skills you used in your previous employment, or
transferrable skills you’ve acquired throughout your career and life, always remember,
there’s a market for everything! Your mission (should you decide to accept it) is to find
the thing you love, determine the application for it, and (should you choose) get paid for
Your mission (should you decide to accept it) is to find the thing you love, determine the application for it, and (should you choose) get paid for it.
The global pandemic has drastically changed so much in our daily routines, especially
the way we work. So, consider these questions: Do you like the idea of working remotely,
or have you spent entirely too much time indoors? In what way(s) has your industry (or
the industry in which you’re interested) changed the way business is performed? What
new technology has been introduced? Have you kept up with current trends, technology,
best practices? Do you want to make the adjustments needed to be successful? It’s all up
I mentioned a lot about change in the previous paragraphs, however, the most
important change is the change which takes place in you. If you don’t make the changes
needed to keep up with the changes in the marketplace you will simply be left behind.
That said, there’s not much more to add here. However, please access the free resource
download for help.
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So, if you took my advice, you erased the board, did some research, created
your “new reality” and are ready to ‘press play’ and watch the new movie of your life. All
the edits you have made have strengthened your position in the marketplace and you are
more valuable now than when the pandemic began. Fact is, the ability to ‘press pause’
was a good thing for you. Because now you’re better suited to contribute in a more
meaningful way for both you and a potential employer/client/constituent, etc.
We wish you all the best on your new-found path!
About the Author:
William Craig III, is an Author, Adjunct Professor, Professional Speaker, Interview and Career Skills Trainer and Coach, International Radio Show Host, and Radio Commercial Producer.
Most of all, he's here to help you!
Reach out at William@GlobalWorkforceTrainers.com