COVID-19 came as a shock to everyone and resulted in 2020 being a very tough year for many of us at both a personal and professional level. With a lock-down beginning in 2021 it has meant many people have felt unable to plan for the next year making some feel anxious, scared and insecure but these are all-natural feelings given the current circumstances.
Countless individuals of all ages fear job insecurity due to the pandemic and now is the time to get your career back on track and turn this COVID-19 situation into an opportunity!
Some inside strategies to help you take control of your career during these uncertain times are the following:
- Keep your CV and LinkedIn Profile Up to date
Your LinkedIn profile as well as your CV should be updated and include all your recent experiences and education focusing on those you built during these unprecedented times. This could include a course you did online during lockdown or even a webinar you participated in. If you are not sure how to effectively put together a CV or not sure how to present your experiences and education in a way that will be attractive to hiring managers, GRS will be more than happy to help you.
- Finding the Right Recruitment Agency
GRS Recruitment can help you with the initial steps of building a career through these tough times by advising on your CV. We have over 15 years’ experience in the field and work with a huge range of both local and international companies in Cyprus.
- Try a new industry
Some industries were impacted more than others during the COVID-19 pandemic, for example the Hotel, Tourism sector and events industry have been devastated by COVID-19. If you are in one of these industries, it may be worth looking into a sector that thrived through this pandemic such as Forex or Gaming especially if you have languages. Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and try something new!
- Make sure you are indispensable
Let your direct line manager know that you care about the state of the business you are employed by, by asking how the company is performing. This will not only show your genuine interest in the business, but it will also give you an opportunity to ask if there is any additional support you can give to other teams or projects in these difficult times. By showing your initiative to help others within the company it will also help to make you indispensable.
- Fill the skill gap
Now is the best time for you to invest time in improving your skill set and earning a competitive advantage. During the pandemic, many training organisations and individuals are offering discounts and incentives to take up training webinars and there are some great offers available to help you develop new skills. This skill may be a new language, a marketing course or even a creative writing course. Every new skill potentially opens a different door for your career.
If you are looking for a new opportunity or even a change in career path in these unusual times, contact us at GRS Recruitment so one of our team members can reach out and discuss what opportunities may be available. As a licensed Recruitment Agency with over 15 years’ experience in the market we have the experience and expertise to help you make that next career move.