Happy New Year from the NN Tech family! We know that with the New Year, new opportunities arise, and it can be challenging to figure out what trajectory you want for yourself during this difficult time. On average, January is the busiest month for job seekers and recruiters, and it is also the month that records the most job postings on sites like Indeed, Monster Jobs, and SnagaJob. It has also been reported that there will be a resurgence of jobs previously lost in 2020, mainly in the sectors that are most relevant to aiding the current pandemic, including the delivery service industry (UPS, USPS, FEDEX, etc.), and the healthcare industry, which is expected to grow by 15% and add more than 2 million jobs by 2029.
It is exciting and encouraging news that the economy is slowly recovering, and many of the jobs that were temporarily gone are back on Linkedin and onto the job boards, with many people actively looking for a change. Perhaps the pandemic has drastically shifted how you perceive your current job, and you are now looking for a change. Maybe you are a recent graduate looking to start your new career? Is a new career the right decision for you? A new year brings with it new possibilities and opportunities to grow, expand your horizons, and pursue a career that you are truly passionate about. Read on to learn about some helpful tips to make 2021 your year!
Establish a Network
It is beneficial to both your career and your personal life to have a reliable network of people who can help you achieve your career goals. You can consult professors, or individuals from your previous or current position for references and support.
Take Up a Hobby
Sometimes our passions can be hidden until we take up a hobby that we have an interest in. Hobbies are also an excellent way to build your skills and discover what you are good at. With all the extra time that we have to spend at home as a result of the pandemic, we can utilize this time to try new things. There may even be potential to turn your hobby into a career!
2020 was a tough year for many, but it is important to maintain a positive and optimistic outlook for the future. This will aid in keeping your stress levels down and your motivation high. If you are struggling with this, try talking with close friends or family . Those familiar to us can be a source of comfort in times of uncertainty. Keeping a positive attitude affects you both internally and externally, in regards to stress. Make it a point to do the things you enjoy, and engage in activities such as meditation , yoga, or exercise to release tension.
Create a List of Goals
Lists are a great way to organize your thoughts and keep track of your goals. It has been proven that when we write things down, we are more likely to remember and retain the information, Write down what is most important to you, what you would like to achieve in 2021, and what you desire for yourself in the future. You can also hold yourself to task by creating deadlines and timeframes to stick to , in order to complete your goals. However, remember to be realistic with your goals, so that you are not overpromising and underperforming. This list of goals is meant to be beneficial, not detrimental.
Discover your Skills
Skills are integral in obtaining employment, and this is the perfect time to revisit and discover your talents. Check out our blog on how to find and apply your skills to your dream job for more pointers.
If you need additional help with your career goals, visit our website at nntechus.com or give us a call at ( 804) 362-7150