After a layoff, many people look for a job similar to their last one. Maybe at a higher level or with a different company, but typically the same “type” of work. But others, take job loss as an opportunity to pivot to a new career entirely. This pivot may be made by choice - pursuing something you’ve always loved but never had time for - or it may be an adaptation you make out of necessity, like if you work in an industry that has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic.
The arrival of the new year usually brings about a sense of renewal and optimism - this year more than most.
Receiving a job offer is supposed to be the highest point of your transition - the culmination of all your hard work. And yet, you may find yourself in a position where you have to turn down a role.
Many workers have not only adjusted to the WFH lifestyle - they’ve grown to love it. A recent Prudential survey of 2,050 U.S. workers found that 68% of current home-based employees would like to continue doing so in the future - at least part-time.
One of the most common concerns of people facing career transitions is the fear that they lack the necessary skills for their desired career. Many people tend to think of their abilities as one-sided, only applicable to the type of work they’ve always done. And that makes sense - they’ve never seen their skills applied in any other way.
Instead of hiring full-time employees, many companies are looking for freelancers or contractors for short projects or tasks. Maybe you’ve noticed more and more listings for “freelance” or “contract” positions.
As the private sector struggles with closures and staggered re-openings during the pandemic, many Americans are focusing their career transition into government and public service - particularly jobs at the federal level.
Whether you’re making a career change, need to update your skills, or just looking to fill some downtime, it’s always good to learn something new. And with a surplus of online tools and e-learning platforms in the world, it’s never been easier to dive into a new topic or skill.
As the new year starts, many people set new goals for themselves.
When you have a job offer in your hand after working so hard, it's easy to want to sign right away and get to work - even if the offer isn’t everything you’ve dreamed of.
The events of the past year have changed everything about the way we work - from how we communicate with each other to the clothes we wear to get things done. So of course, hiring managers have had to change their questions.
A virtual interview gives you plenty of opportunities to leave a good and a bad impression on your interviewer.