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3 Tips for Switching Jobs During the Pandemic

Let’s face it. The pandemic is not ‘the great equaliser’, and only so much of us can count ourselves lucky. But if you have to leave your current job for greener pastures, there are still sure-fire steps you can take to secure the next step in your career. Read on for Tropika Club’s three tips for switching jobs during the pandemic.

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Evaluate Your Current Situation

Even before you begin to look for a new job, it’s wise to think about why you want, or need, to switch careers. By evaluating your interest and values, while balancing those with the realities of your current situation, you can have a clearer view of what’s your direction moving forward.

Here are three questions you should be asking yourself:

1. Would switching careers now be the right move?

Some of us may have to switch careers out of necessity, such as when one’s being laid off or retrenched as companies streamline their workforce. But for the rest of us, it could be worth the biding your time. That way, you could wait for a more stable time to make the switch. Or, invest the time to gain new skills or find your network relevant to the field you want to dive into.

It’s also important to consider other options available. Think about moving within the company or organisation you’re working at now. We’ll get to that in the next point.

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2. What is the right move?

In other words, what is the future you want for yourself? Take stock of your values and needs, and see where which industry, company or role is a better fit for you. Research about them, and see how you can reach your goals with not only your current circumstances but your next career switch too.

3. Do I have what it takes to make the switch?

If there’s an industry you want to jump into, would you have the right skills for it? Say you want to become an insurance agent, are you comfortable with new meeting new people day in, day out? Will you be able to digest financial insights for your future clients?

Take inventory of your experiences and qualifications thus far in your career before you make your next move. By doing so, you can not only identify the areas you need to work on when it comes to skills but discover your strengths as well.

Moving Internally – The Smartest Move Yet

Given the uncertainty in the job market now, it’s worth considering is moving into new positions in the current company you’re working at now. You might not need to leave your company, even when you’ve outgrown your current job, or have become disillusioned with it.

After all, just because you’re not the right fit for the position, doesn’t mean you’re not the right fit for the organisation. So you can talk to your current employer and check for the company’s career development strategies. It could come in the form of assessments, coaching, and mentoring.

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Flex Your Versatility

It’s touted as ‘the’ key to career progression before the pandemic. It’s true now, more than ever. But it’s important to consider the economic shifts during the pandemic. Take note of which industries are impacted most by the pandemic, and which are resilient or are offering new opportunities in the market.

Another option to increase the versatility of your skills could be taking up a different industry than the one you’re working at. The government has advertised traineeships and jobs across a variety of sectors: in maritimeretaillogistics, and more.

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