Is it difficult to get back to work? We know that 2020 was very difficult for most people. However, the beginning of a new year always brings many expectations and incentives for professionals who have lost their jobs or have been idle for some time to prepare themselves, in an attempt to get back on the market.
So, if you are currently unemployed, don't despair! We have separated good tips for those who want to get back on the market. In today's article, you'll see:
- reactivate or create a network of contacts;
- update your resume;
- define new professional goals and objectives;
- register on vacancy sites and update your social networks;
- update your knowledge;
- include voluntary experiences in the curriculum;
- prepare well for the interviews.
Extra tip: If you are a person who is usually anxious about job interviews and, therefore, ends up making some mistakes, we also suggest reading this article here.
Now continue reading this article and see how to face the challenges of the current scenario and still put yourself back in the labor market in 2021. Come on?
What is the current labor market scenario?
With the crisis brought about by the coronavirus, many people have seen their lives change suddenly in the past year. In addition to health-related issues, countless companies had to adapt to the new reality by cutting costs and personnel.
Unemployment in Brazil reached 14.3% in the quarter ended in October, according to the UK residents Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). In people, the number reached 14.1 million. An increase of 7.1% in relation to the quarter ended in July. This represents 931 thousand more people looking for work in the country.
In addition, many professionals went to informality, the rate was 38.4%. The percentage is equivalent to 31.6 million people without a formal contract, who are employees of the private sector or domestic workers, without CNPJ (employers or self-employed) or unpaid workers.
According to Adriana Beringuy, an analyst in this research, the increase in unemployment reflected the flexibility brought about by the social isolation imposed by COVID-19. As a result, all categories lost employment, the number of people with a formal contract fell 2.6% in the third quarter in comparison with the previous one. The loss is 788 thousand posts.
7 tips for getting back on the market
In the face of so many uncertainties and difficulties, how do you get a place in 2021? The scenario looks bleak, but it is possible to turn it around and start again with full force using the right tips!
To help you in this mission, we have separated some of them so you can start 2021 on the right foot, check out:
1. Reactivate or create a network of contacts
The first step in getting yourself back into the market, for sure, is to communicate with friends and close people to let them know that you are looking for a job.
People who know you, either personally or professionally, will be able to inform you about possible open positions or even make indications about you for any opportunity. Former co-workers, for example, can be great allies to talk about your skills and abilities.
Therefore, in order to return to the job market, it is essential to have an active network of contacts.
2. Update your resume
Many people use the same resume from years ago, which can be a mistake, as over time you may have acquired new skills and experiences. In addition, your professional focus may have changed.
Therefore, you need to evaluate the institutions in which you want to work and prepare your curriculum for each one. Align your goals and competencies with the purpose of the location and the position you aim to occupy.
Don't forget to enter personal information so that recruiters have even more information about your career.
3. Define new professional goals and objectives
To get back on the market, it is important, especially for those who have been stopped for some time, reassess your professional goals. A lot may have changed since your last job.
To do this, you must take into account your learnings, experiences, positive points and points for improvement, skills you have acquired when facing challenges, among other factors that have influenced your career in recent times.
From this, it will be possible to outline your next professional goals and objectives. This will help you to identify which paths to look for and where to go in your career right now.
4. Sign up for vacancy sites and update your social networks
Today, many companies are looking for new employees over the internet, which is why it is essential to get back on the market. It is important that you register on the main job vacancy sites and register your resume. This will make it easier for recruiters to find you.
In addition, it is important to keep your business social media profiles, such as Linkedin, up to date. Many recruiters also seek to analyze candidate profiles in this way.
5. Update your knowledge
In order to stand out from the crowd and be able to get back on the market in 2021, it is important to have some differentials. Therefore, you must carry out studies, learn new languages, take courses, attend lectures, read articles, in short, keep up to date professionally.
This will demonstrate that you have not been stuck in time and are willing to follow the market and are very willing to go back to work.
Updating your knowledge is a great way to show that you are highly prepared to face new challenges and fill the vacancy you want.
6. Include voluntary experiences in the curriculum
Not only do courses and studies indicate professional development, volunteer work is a way of showing your skills and character to recruiters.
So, if you want to put yourself on the market, show your experiences as a volunteer in your community. Their efforts can be viewed with good eyes by the new company.
7. Prepare well for interviews
The time has come for face the recruiter facing! Keep calm, be punctual and dress formally. Even though the job is no longer stripped, it is not recommended to go very informal at the time of the interview.
Before the day, train your posture, study the history of the company for which you are applying and create a script to remember to talk about all the points of your career that deserve attention.
If you were fired from your previous job, state the reasons without lying. If the dismissal was due to your mistake, try to emphasize the measures you are taking to improve, such as taking improvement courses, among others.
Getting back into the job market after a year as difficult as 2020 is not easy. So don't give up. It is possible that there will be a period of transition in your career and it will take time for a new vacancy to appear. Take time to adjust and learn new skills. This will be critical to success.
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