YES! Emphatically YES! And being prepared for what’s out there will increase your hiring chances.
As we all face the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, while health is the primary focus, economic stability is a close second. The shift in the job landscape was swift and dramatic and has rattled our everyday lives. Many workers have already started to feel the effects of layoffs or job suspensions – it’s real and it’s frightening. While Coronavirus relief assistance that is set to become available may help in the interim, people are still planning for future employment and often times a very real sense of discouragement sets in. However, even with recent reports indicating record unemployment applications, judging from job postings that are appearing even through this morning, DON’T STOP LOOKING! Jobs are being posted and there could be something out there for you.
As of this blog writing on March 27, there were 191,479 jobs posted on Indeed.com in the state of Florida alone. Of that number, 4,172 jobs were posted from the day before. While many positions may be specialized and require certain training or some of the original posts may be dated, it is evidence (and hope) that there still may be opportunities, even though it feels like we are at a standstill.
Here are some things to consider as you plan your job search:
Most importantly, while there is a reprieve in our normal, fast-moving lifestyles, especially as we continue with social distancing guidelines, take a moment to reflect and set goals. It may sound trite, but the slow-down in our daily schedules gives us pause to re-evaluate our career paths and identify new avenues we may want to explore but have put off doing so before.
About the Author, David Webb
David is the CEO of BrightMove and is a seasoned technology executive & entrepreneur noted for creating successful businesses. Over his 25+ year career, David has developed multi-platform expertise in the domains of computer science, data analytics & business transformation. Starting in 1995, David worked with his best friend, Jimmy Hurff, to develop one of the world's first Internet job board and resume bank applications. David is the primary architect of BrightMove and has an active role in the product's evolution to this day. From then to now, David has been consistently helping his customers to build great teams, using best practices and world-class technology.