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How to Kick-Start Your Career Post-Pandemic

The past year has been a tough year for everyone, especially for students of batch 2020. When you graduate, you are excited to begin your desired career journey and shoot for the stars. The pandemic slowed everything down and has created a life-sized vacuum in the job market when workers were laid off, with no signs of positions opening anytime soon.

Luckily, as of now, the world is slowly starting to open up again. With the vaccines dispatched and herd immunity achieved, the job market will also start to expand. So, it’s time that you should shift your focus on realigning your career goals that were once put a halt to.

Unsplash | The world went on an indefinite hiatus in 2020

If you think you’re ready to begin your journey (once again) and achieve your career goals, we’ve gathered the best tips to help you in getting into your dream career post-pandemic.

1. Re-think your goals

When you last decided to set your priorities, you were probably in a different time, a different state of mind, and a different financial position. Now you should readjust your goals and set them accordingly.

Try to notice whether you’ve had a change of heart and if you want to go for something else. Let’s suppose you’ve discovered over the year 2020 that you are an amazing baker, you might want to consider changing your career path or even launch your own set-up.

Similarly, you should be able to evaluate yourself, your likes and dislikes, and what makes you happy. Once you’ve got that down, try aligning it with your previous goals. Are they complementing each other? Or do you want to make a change?

Unsplash | Get your ducks in a row before making any moves

2. Keep your guard up

One thing that the pandemic has changed throughout the world is the idea of job security. Before the pandemic, we had jobs that we knew were stable and could provide us with security, but now things have changed. The reasonable thing to do is make sure to observe the changes taking place in the industry and be quick to point out any signs that show a risk-factor to your job.

To combat this uncertainty, one must equip themselves with transferrable perks and skills that can help one if their current job is sabotage due to the job market’s quickly changing dynamics.

3. Network it out

Though the pandemic has been tough and made things worse, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be used to an advantage. The world has moved to laptops and video calls, now would be the best time to connect with your peers and mentors.

Networking can provide you with unique opportunities and the motivation you need to achieve your dream job. A thoughtful connection can benefit you greatly as it can provide you with advice from an experienced person and open doors to new opportunities.

Unsplash | You’ll notice that networking opens doors

That is the interesting thing about humans, the world will constantly change, and we will continue to adapt accordingly.

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