Like millions, if you lose your job during this COVID-19 pandemic, the next question is a million dollars worthy, “What next &#@?” then the following major factors will help you to boost your employability forever.
- Critical thinking on future goals.
Do the self assessment on the current stock of your skillset and find out the gaps in it. Focus on the gaps in your skillset and gain the awareness to reach the career goals. As you know well, many of us lacking in this awareness part. Once if you understand and identify your strengths and weakness, then the employability is not an issue. Lifelong learning is the solution to cope up with the technological changes. Nowhere should you not get stuck, in the commitment of making yourself employable by upskilling. With the guidance of career mentor and growth mindset strengthen your candidature in hiring process of recruiters.
- Your self-awareness and peer perception.
Know yourself that who you are…..if not you cannot succeed in your efforts. Acknowledge your strengths and weakness. Understand how your peer group perceive you. If there is any mismatch between your self-awareness and peer perception, improve yourself in such a way to change the peer perception. This will transform your interpersonal skill to the positive side of the recruiters. If they perceive you positively, it’s a win-win situation to grab the opportunity.
- Focus on unique selling proposition (USP)
Unique Selling Proportion is not only related with products and Services, it has many principles applicable to human resources too. If you self-assess yourself with the following questions, it may be useful in increasing your USP and embark your place in the job market.
1.Why the employer should select you?
2.How good you are over other candidates?
3.What are the unique skills and values you have, to be selected? 4.Are you really innovative to face the challenges of industrial automation?
- Improve your social media presence
Mind your social media handles, which plays a significant role in shaping how you are perceived by prospective employers. Present HR Managers look into your social media presence and activities to know about you. Being a powerful tool while you are searching for a new role, be careful on posting or forwarding any content. Appropriate and quality contents of your social media illuminate you in the job market and create a new positive image among the recruiters.
5.What is your expectation in a new role and new employer
Be clear in your expectations in the new role like salary, benefits, step forward in your professional goals, work culture and environment. You expose yourself during the meeting with the HR Manager about your expectations and eligibility to be fit in the new role.
6.Be brave and take some risks
Pandemic teaches us a lot in terms of profession, lifestyle, communal issues etc., We should lead our life and go bravely across this pandemic. Many professionals lost their job in this pandemic due to the instability in the business.
Just imagine how much you could expand your experience and skillset, for example, if you want to switch to a different industry or move to an organization that is significantly larger or smaller than your current employer. This may be a risk but be brave to face the sequences either positive or negative.
7.Keep positive and stay motivated
Be motivated with positive attitude, which will greatly help you to step forward, to the desired job. A bright outlook, smile, fluent communication, good body language, acceptance of rejection will help you constructively. Your positive mindset not only holds you high but also your prospective employer. This is the deal to face the unforeseen challenges in your personal and professional life.
Whatever you aspire to achieve in your career during the pandemic, the steps above will help, improve your employability, and the choice is in your hand not in recruiter’s hand.