If you want to be or need to be searching for a new job in 2020, all of the current uncertainty with the economy and the workforce can make things quite a bit more challenging than they would have been only months before. But despite this, there still are things you can do to help get yourself in a good position to start applying for jobs and seeking out a new career once businesses get on more even footing and the health crisis and subsequent quarantine is over.
To show you what you can be doing now to help yourself and your career in the future, here are three tips for searching for a new job in 2020.
If one of the many people across the country and the globe that’s been told to shelter in place and is, therefore, working from home or out of work entirely, you can still find ways to network at a high level that could prove to be very beneficial to you once things get back to normal with the economy and workforce.
According to Martha C. White, a contributor to Money.com, you should spend some of your time focusing on networking with both your existing contacts as well as new contacts. Since so many people are having their lives turned completely upside down in similar ways, you now might find that you have a lot more in common with people than ever before. So if you find yourself on a website or social media platform, try your best to make connections now that may help you later on.
Get Yourself In The Right State Of Mind
Depending on what happened with your previous or current job that’s enticing you to seek employment elsewhere, it’s important that you get yourself in the right state of mind before you begin applying for a new job and going on interviews.
Jack Kelly, a contributor to Forbes.com, writes that if you are holding a grudge against your previous company, your current employer, or the overall situation in which you find yourself, it’s often very easy for an interviewer to recognize this and be turned off by it. So to give yourself the best chance of getting a job quickly, make sure you’re mentally and emotionally stable before you do so.
Move Forward With A Clear Vision
If you’ve got quite a bit of time on your hands now and are finding it hard not to stress about your future employment opportunities, one thing that can be helpful is to spend some time creating a clear vision for yourself.
To do this, Monica Torres, a contributor to the Huffington Post, advises that you spend some time figuring out what companies you might like to work for in the specific position you’d be applying for. By doing this, you’ll have some focus and direction to start from once you really begin applying for new jobs.
If your professional future is up in the air or on hold right now, consider using the tips mentioned above as you search for a job in 2020.