We need not delve into every consequence of the recent and ongoing pandemic. You have likely become all-too-familiar with those consequences yourself. That said, dissecting and considering some implications is still a worthwhile and fresh topic to broach. For instance, what has Covid-19 taught us about the future of careers? As companies seek to make remote work more of a normal and even default means of communicating with their staff, a decentralized approach to work and completing tasks seems inevitable.
Furthermore, it’s important to consider just what the future of planning our careers might mean, and in the long run, how that could impact our very important plans. The more we consider this, the better we can approach our own career planning, particularly if we’re hoping to switch up, reskill, or start a path anew.
Those efforts can be useful and relatively competent in the long run. After all, it’s not up to the world to become fitted for our needs, but for us to understand how to adapt to the world and job market. Let’s see if anything has changed in that regard:
Opening & Expanding Industries
There are many incredible opening and expanding industries worth keeping an eye on right now, and it could be that finding work in one of these alternatives could help us. For instance, logistics is incredibly promising right now, as the need for online shopping and personal delivery has created an entire means of solidifying the dominance of online shopping. Remote food delivery, cybersecurity, the need for business-oriented software suites, all of these fields have exploded. In this regard, it’s important to see how the defaults are changing, and how that might affect your career plans in a macro sense.
Performing Some Real Good
It can be nice to perform some real good, and perhaps now more than ever we’ve seen just how possible and important that is when push comes to shove. It could be that instead of taking the one direction you thought you had figured out, applying for an online masters in public health gives you the ability to consider and curate not only your career path, but what effect you might have within it. The pandemic has taught us that what we do matters, and thanks to the careful application of specific individuals, that even the biggest societal challenges can and will be overcome.
Widening Our Skillsets
Now is a great time to think about widening our skillsets. We can find this in the form of online degrees, work training programs, or perhaps simply pivoting your approach and starting lower down the ladder in a different field entirely. Through taking online courses (even with free YouTube lectures), performing high school courses on free resources like Kahn Academy, or many free-to-learn coding sites, you can no doubt adopt a different and renewed professional caliber should you hope to do so.
With this advice, we hope you can consider your career in the best way, even post-pandemic.