According to Moshe Lander, Professor of Economics at Concordia University, we are going to be seeing lots of job change in 2021, even as the unemployment rate remains relatively stable. That’s because many old jobs will be lost and new ones created at the same time.
The bottom line is this. You can expect that lots of Canadians will be transitioning into new work this year.
So, what does this mean if you are currently employed in an industry that is particularly susceptible to pandemic changes?
It means you’ll need to be job search ready, so you can be a step ahead of any potential layoffs, reduced hours, or income changes.
Among other things, being job search ready means
getting clear about the work you would like to do next
updating your resume and LinkedIn profile
networking with professionals who work in your desired field
memorizing impactful stories that highlight your top career skills, so you can market yourself to future employers
Yes, I know. This is a lot of work in advance. But as I frequently say, job searching is one thing – being ready to job search is quite another.