We are living in interesting times. The COVID-19 virus has brought about several changes to our everyday lives. For the vaccinated, it means remaining diligent about potentially not spreading the virus to the unvaccinated. For the unvaccinated, it means ensuring to wear a mask and take the precautions needed to stay healthy and safe. Overall, this whole “thing” is not entirely over. Teleworking has become a common term used during interviews. Organizations realize the old hiring processes require an overdue refresh based on new candidate requirements.
The wild part about this time in our history, you have your choice of job options. “Really!?” you ask. With which I would confidently reply, “YESSSSS!” Most candidates have their choice of job options. If you have been trying to get into teaching, you can research adjunct positions. If you want to try your skills at being a realtor, go for it since the housing market is hot. If you have a business idea, you can start a small business. The best part is that this is the first time in history where every job modality is open and available to apply. You want to telework; you got it! You want a compressed schedule, okay! You want to work remotely while the regional office is in another state, it is possible!
The key to choosing the best job option for you is to think hard about what your actual needs and wants are from your new job option. Are you a new mom? Are you a new graduate? Do you have student debt? Do you have accessibility requirements? Are you a disabled veteran? Can you only work during the day/night? Are you not available on the weekends? Are you flexible? No matter what your needs or wants are, there is a job option in the market for you. Now, it is merely a matter of taking the time to create or update your cover letter and CV/resume. The choice is up to you, now is as good a time to look and seek out employment opportunities as there has ever been before.
Happy job option seeking,
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