Last year, the pandemic disrupted our way of working. Organizations were required to shift to a work-from-home setup due to the lockdowns of different areas and strict safety protocols. But as the lockdowns have declined and more people are getting vaccinated, some employees have returned onsite. However, the work-from-home setup will continue to be offered to some, thus the birth of hybrid meetings.
COVID-19 has taken all of us off guard. The shock of the coronavirus pandemic has made planning for the future extremely difficult because of all the uncertainties. This is particularly true especially for major decisions like a career move.
When the economy and job market are stable, it is easy to explore and assume that the grass is greener on the other side. But with the pandemic, you will think that still having a job is a blessing as you see the unemployment rate rising and several companies closing. However, even in this situation, staying put may not be necessarily the best possible strategy. If you work in a sector that has been badly impacted and may take some time to recover, this is a good time to think of making a change. Many companies are hiring right now, so there are good opportunities out there.
Calamities occurred, economies went down, companies were forced to close down or lessen manpower. Lives turned upside down across the world.
In the United States, even powerful and what seemed like stable companies were not spared from business losses like General Electric, Frontier Communications, Aldo Group, and more. Some went to the drastic decision of laying off people and declaring bankruptcy. It is heartbreaking for employers to let go of talents, and equally distressing to employees who suddenly find themselves without employment.
Going through sudden unemployment is saddening and may affect a lot of areas of people’s lives including health and wellbeing, relationships, and families, as well as how they see the future. The distress may be worsened by the uncertainties that COVID- 19 brings. [Read more…]
Who would have thought many countries would be put on lockdown?
Businesses are struggling and employees are getting laid off. International flights are suspended. The transport industry is halted.
Let’s face it. Many of us are not prepared for this.
You’re lucky if you have savings and an emergency fund.
Some are also lucky to have been able to work from home since many companies have already adopted a work from home policy.
But if you lost your job because of the pandemic, how would you earn a living from now on?
In this post, I’ll show you how you can still make a living despite what’s going on in the world.
It’s not easy. Nothing is. But with patience and hard work, I know you can make it.