Career Advice

Tips for Changing Your Career During a Pandemic

Valued Careers May 22, 2020

Because of the current state of confusion, a lot of workers are finding themselves having to change their jobs in the middle of a pandemic. If you are one of these people, the process is most likely difficult for you. There is a way to transition into a new career easily, however. These are some tips for doing that. 

Take Training Courses

One surefire way to succeed in transitioning into a new career is to take training courses in the career you want to move into. You can find a heap of online training courses that offer certificates of completion in a relatively short amount of time. You might be able to gain certification in only a few months. Your documentation will put you ahead of other applicants who are competing for the same position. 

Link Your Skills

Sometimes you have to show a prospective employer how your current skill set meets the one for which they are hiring employees. Read the job description thoroughly before you apply and think of all the skills you have that match what the prospective employer needs. Be sure to highlight those skills and achievements in your resume. 

Express You're a Fast Learner

Express to the prospective employer that you are a fast learner if you get the opportunity to have a face-to-face, telephonic, or video chat interview. The employer may feel more comfortable about your learning curve if you are enthusiastic and honest about having quick learning skills and a desire to grasp additional knowledge. 

Gather Several References

Business and professional references can help to persuade a new employer to accept you even though you may not have experience in the field. You might be able to gain an edge if you can find someone to vouch for your reliability, work ethics, and high-performance rate. You should have at least three good professional references on file. 

It's possible to thrive in the middle of a crisis. It's possible to make a successful career change, as well. Use the tips provided above, and you should be well on your way to succeeding in an exciting new career amid challenges.