Whenever you read the news nowadays, you would always hear the fluctuating status of the global economy. Because of this, you may be wondering whether it’s time to consider career changes or pursue your current career further.

During these uncertain times, here are the things that you can do to help improve your career growth:

Use Your Free Time Wisely

With the current climate, you may find yourself with some spare time to think about your career and what you want to do about it. Pausing and allowing yourself to think is not a bad thing because you can assess yourself if you are satisfied with the career you have at the moment.

If you feel that it is time to switch jobs, find out what you want to do. Do you want to enter another industry and start something new? List all the stuff you want to do and all your current skills to plan and assess your goals.

While doing this, you should also do your research on the available opportunities for you. It is not a guarantee that the new industry you will be joining in is good, but understanding how they work and what you can do will help you with your career choices.

Do Some Networking

Establish yourself and your career in the long run by building new business relationships with online networking. There are now several social media sites and groups that you can join to boost your relationships with other people in the industry.

If you don’t know where to start, begin with reaching out with the people in your network, then start connecting with the people on their sphere. By using your social media, you can reach out to them faster, and you would be amazed at how fast they will respond.

When you reach out to your network, make sure that you have already built a sustainable relationship with them. Discuss their careers and successes, and eventually, you will learn some new tips that can help you in your field. When you finally established strong and confident relationships, you can ask them to introduce you to some people from their network. Those new connections who are affiliated in your field can eventually help you improve on your career.

Improve Your Online Profile

While doing your online networking, take some time to improve your online presence. Some companies are actually looking at their prospective employee’s social media spaces to discern what kind of person they are. Having an online presence is also crucial because it helps you get better networking opportunities.

As much as possible, fill up all the details in your social media page and join some relevant online groups. Try to stay active and participate in the discussions, so people will know that you are familiar with the topics that are being discussed.

If you are shy to speak in the forums, you can contact the involved persons directly, and let them know why you are messaging them. You will be surprised to see how they will respond to you for your effort.

Improve Your Skills

If you are considering to move to another career or move up from your current career ladder, you need to work out on your skills. As industries grow and change, your current skills may not be enough to level up your career.

There are now several sites you can sign up to learn new skills or improve on your current ones. Some of these sites can even provide you with certification that you can provide to your prospective employers.

Conclusion

In these uncertain times, it can be very stressful to think about your career. But, if you focus and keep a positive attitude, you will find ways and opportunities for your career to take flight even if everything seems to be unstable. Take some time to think, research, and prepare. Once the opportunity comes knocking, go for it! You will eventually see a change in your career development easily. Good luck!

As the pandemic is slowly recovering due to the efforts of the vaccination program, there are still a long way for the economy to return to pre-pandemic period. Here are some of my articles written about the pandemic:
How Has Covid-19 Changed Hiring
10 Tips for Small Businesses during This COVID-19 Crisis
How Freelancers can Survive the COVID-19 Impact
What to do If You Lost Your Job During Covid-19 Recession?

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16 replies on “Managing Your Career Development in Uncertain Times

  1. Using time in learning and performing creative activities helps us to build ourselves. Network is a nice to point. I’ll try to make some good friends until the end of the month. Well, I’m always open to support the people who are working hard on their blogs but you have to find good friends by yourself. Our skills enhance our personality.
    Thank you so much Kally.🤜

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