If you are currently working in an industry that has been impacted by the pandemic, you may be worried about your future and have started to explore alternative career options. Researching the job market and looking at job boards will help you identify which companies, recruiters and industries are hiring now so you can consider your options and transferable skills before taking action.
You may feel you are unable to look for a job whilst still employed, however it is possible to proactively, yet discreetly, look for a new opportunity whilst in employment:
Recruitment agencies enable you to discreetly approach the market. You just need to ensure they are aware that you are in a role and your employer does not know you are seeking a new opportunity.
LinkedIn is a great way to find a new role. Creating an All Star LinkedIn profile will increase your chances of appearing in recruiter and employer searches. You can also use it proactively to find opportunities too.
Not all job opportunities are advertised on job boards. Utilise LinkedIn and speculatively approach decision makers in the companies where you would like to work. You may need to broaden your network if the industry you are in is declining. Remember that opportunities are attached to people.
Finally, if you are working from home right now, you may be able to accommodate coffee chats, virtual meetings and online video interviews around your current workload. When managed and planned efficiently, it is still possible to job search whilst in a role.
Renovo is the UK’s leading outplacement and career transition specialist. We work with both organisations and individuals to support all their career transition requirements. If you would like to understand how Renovo can help you please call 0800 612 2011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org