As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause problems across the globe, it might seem like right now is not a great time to get a new job. But the truth is that it’s as good a time as any — there are several compelling reasons why right now is the perfect time for your job hunt. Let’s take a closer look so you can get started as soon as possible.
It’s a good time for positive change.
If there’s one thing the pandemic has given all of us, it’s an opportunity to reflect on our own priorities. Many have found that they would like to try something new, now that their current job has shifted. And many who have been laid off entirely are interested in exploring new career fields. If that’s you, take advantage of this time. Think about what you really want to do, what you’re good at, what you’ve been putting off… a crisis situation like the pandemic often has a silver lining. It just might be that it’s the right time for a change.
Remote positions are more common than ever.
The pandemic has demonstrated that remote work is more viable than most people might have imagined. As teams across all industries have gotten creative with their virtual setups, more remote positions have opened up. If you’re interested in working from home full-time, now is the perfect time to explore that. And consider this: if you’re currently working remotely but are interested in finding a new opportunity, you have more flexibility to do that than ever before. You’ll find your dream position in due time.
Certain industries are thriving.
While certain industries have definitely been hit hard by the pandemic — restaurants, for example — that doesn’t mean that all industries are suffering. Some are, on the contrary, thriving. Examples include healthcare, software development, logistics, and financial services. If you already work in an industry like this, there are probably more open opportunities out there than you think. And if you’re trying to break into one of these industries, it’s a great time to do so.
Want help with your job search? That’s where we come in. Contact Axiom Staffing Group and explore our jobs page to view available positions in your area.