If you've been looking for a job during the pandemic because you were either laid off or you're looking for a new job from your current role, this is definitely worth keeping in mind as you're hunting for your next line of work! Finding, applying and interviews- the whole process is looking different in 2021 thanks to the COVID-19 Pandemic that put millions out of work during the lockdown.
From Fast Company:
Whether you’ve been unemployed and looking for a job through the pandemic or are planning to leave your current role in 2021, it’s no secret that hiring has changed in many ways. From remote onboarding to a shift in where we network and look for job opportunities, there have been fundamental changes in how we get our next gigs. And even as the promise of vaccines and immunity give us a glimpse into a future where we’ll be back in the office again, some things are here to stay.
“During the eight months of the pandemic, we basically saw a lot of rules around how work gets done, be broken, or fall by the wayside,” says Erica Volini, global human capital leader at Deloitte. “People worked in radically different ways, whether that’s crossing functional silos, whether that’s teaming, whether that’s working in different industries in different sectors, assuming new roles very quickly.” And once you change the way you work, it can be tough to go back to the old way of doing things, especially if the new way works.
As the pandemic era gives way to a hybrid approach to work, the way we look for jobs will remain changed too. Here’s what job hunters can likely expect in the “next normal” in 2021:
INTERNAL TALENT MARKETPLACES WILL GROW IN IMPORTANCE
YOUR DIGITAL PRESENCE WILL MATTER MORE
EMPLOYERS WILL SEARCH FOR CAPABILITIES
Just to name a few tips to keep in mind. If you're out of work, definitely use this time as well to sharpen your skills and know that all hope isn't lost yet. I empathize with those who have lost their livelihoods because of this virus and I hope that we can somewhat get back to a semi normal economy again where we can thrive as a country.