In our previous blog post, we addressed the topic of talent. Specifically, we stated that the right talent is more valuable than ever in this current environment.
Maybe YOU represent that talent. Perhaps you are the best at what you do in the industry.
That would make you a potential superstar candidate for another organization, one that would quite possibly hire you. And if they did hire you, they might give you a nice pay raise and benefits package, as well.
“I can’t make any moves now,” you might be thinking. “We’re in the middle of a pandemic. I should just wait until things settle down.”
What if things don’t settle down? What if the coronavirus is with us for many years to come and we have to deal with it during those years? Are you going to put your entire life—and career—on hold during the interim? Maybe you’ve already decided that’s what you’re going to do.
However, the fact of the matter is that right now is a great time to grow your career. Below are three reasons why this is the case:
#1—Employers still want to hire top talent.
Yes, there have been what seems like an avalanche of layoffs since the spring. And yes, it appears as though over one million new people file for unemployment benefits each and every week.
However, employers still place a high premium on top talent. That’s because they know that investing in the right personnel is always a good idea, since that personnel invariably provides a substantial return on their investment.
#2—There could be less competition for the best jobs.
As you might expect, there are some working professionals in the employment marketplace who are NOT inclined to explore other job opportunities. If that’s the case, that means less competition for you if you decide to consider and pursue those opportunities, especially the best jobs.
Business tycoon Warren Buffet has said, “Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.” There is a lot of fear in the job market right now, so take your cue from Mr. Buffet.
#3—You have the opportunity to position yourself for the recovery.
Regardless of when it happens, there will be a recovery. When that happens, you want to be in the best position possible to take full advantage of it.
The way to do that is to not allow a lull in the trajectory of your career. If you go into “career hibernation” right now and wait for the virus and the recession to blow over completely, that decision could cost you precious time.
In order to maximize the effect that the recovery will have on your career, keep moving forward, despite the uncertainty that is currently permeating the market.
The Doepker Group has experience placing professionals in the Information Technology and Engineering fields, and we can place you, as well.