It is a no-brainer that this Pandemic has left us all with numerous questions and concerns about our survival strategies. The world is transforming rapidly. Amidst several industries that have come to standstill, we see a ray of hope amongst few other niche sectors. We are constantly seeing our workplaces evolving and adapting to the new skills.
With the virus still leaving behind its marks, it is important for all the companies to consider strategizing differently. Digitalization has replaced physical workplaces, employees have begun to adapt the work from home culture, social distancing practices have increased, overall productivity has changed its pattern. With no end in sight, the job seekers must start upskilling. This is an opportunity for them to rebuild their skills and stand strong in the job market.
Recruitment industry has also seen a major shift from traditional recruitment pattern to a complete digital recruitment process. Hiring during the pandemic is quite sensitive. Based on the hiring experiences, job seekers must aim to enhance the below skills –
All the levels of management must develop leadership qualities. Not just the managers but the employees also need to have strong decision-making skills. Communicating the right strategy to others and conveying a clear message is a must. For which the candidates should keep learning and observing their subordinates to understand managerial skills.
Being flexible with the routine is something all of us have gotten used to for the past few months. Our work life has seen a massive shift from having a scheduled timing to absolutely working day & night now. It is particularly important for the employees to understand the pattern now and have an open mindset to work under pressure, to be available at odd hours if required and manage all resources from home. To adjust to the unexpected deadlines would be a necessity.
Upgrading Digital Skills
With businesses moving their operations online, it is a must to upgrade digital skillsets to understand the functions. One should create their presence on professional platforms actively. I would strongly recommend LinkedIn. It is one of the best portals to network in the current times. Not just for building relations but to seek a job, LinkedIn has been contributing a lot. As a matter of fact, new features are updated just for making the hiring process easier. Of course, job portals are important too.
Along with applying for jobs consistently via portals, aspirants should consider taking additional certifications/ courses to develop IT skills and learn more about the Microsoft products and its usage.
Adapting to W-F-H Trend
Aspirants must accept the cultural & behavioral change with regards to work from home routine, change in productivity, resolving remote work challenges. Candidates should look at it with a holistic approach. Embracing remote work is a plus as it is effectively increasing the productivity. Few months down the lane, WFH culture will be adapted by maximum companies and it will be a must for everyone to get used to it.
Humans are capable of thinking out of the box and this is the time to implement those ideas. The shift has been causing mind blocks frequently and it is necessary to keep throwing new ideas and thoughts to keep oneself motivated.
Soon, the job market will only be getting competitive, hence the key is to adapt the change, be flexible in experiencing the cultural shift, accept the technological advancements & constantly keep reforming yourself. With these basic skills, you surely can create a mark and bag yourself a golden opportunity in the fast-running corporate world.
I strongly believe, ‘life is a continuous learning process, and one must make the most of it!’