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2 Tips to upgrade your tech career in this pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has created challenges for employers and jobseekers across the world. The situation has also created new opportunities for skilled workers.
The dire state of the economy and news reports on the uncertainty of any recovery makes this situation even worse. Plenty of workers feel selfish in even considering switching of job. There are many employees out there who are ready to change jobs but 2020 has stalled their plans.
A quick glance on the job listing portals suggests that hundreds of applicants are fighting to find meaningful employment. It is not uncommon to see a single job posting with over 500 applications. In this situation, finding a job with a decent salary is very difficult. If you are planning to switch career in this pandemic, here are things to remember.
The first thing to rely on during this situation is your immediate network. React out to people you have met or worked with. You should ask for their help or advice. Just asking them to keep you run mind if they hear anything regarding new opening also works well.
Apart from the people in your network, reach out to new contacts. Networking events and meetups have switched to the online route during the lockdown. Which creates an opportunity for those looking for a job. Attending virtual events can increase your chances of finding new opportunities.
The second most important thing you should invest upon is learning new skills. The lockdown has created an opportunity for techies to learn new skills. With so many courses being available free, and most of us working from home, you can upskill to pivot your career into something new.