It's Time To Change Jobs During The Coronavirus: Here’s Why
There is no way anyone could have predicted the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020 workforce. More than 47 million Americans have filed for unemployment since March. Recent college graduates are struggling to find full-time work — or even to land an internship. Also, even employees who still have full-time jobs also have serious plans to exit their roles because of how taxing it is.
As daunting as it may be to look for a new job during a global crisis, there are still opportunities to be found for job hunters. Here are some reasons to change jobs during COVID-19.
Build Transferable Skills Through Online Classes
Did you enroll in a free online course during quarantine, like Yale University's The Science of Well-Being? Great! You're on the right track for reflecting on your career progression and even considering new directions you might pivot into moving forward.
Never Stop Connecting and Networking with Others
After several months of isolation in quarantine and lockdown, these people are eager to assist job seekers in need of help. Navigating how to network during a pandemic can seem daunting. However, if you’re not ready to go out and connect face-to-face, and instead of just settling for a phone call, set up video chats to actually see each other.
Find a Job Accountability Partner
Searching for a new job is a full-time job, regardless of the economic climate. You'll need a job buddy to help support you. If you feel as if you might lose momentum or decide to stay with your current employer for the time being, that buddy will keep you motivated and encouraged to stay the course.