Normally if something major happens in our life, it makes us take a step back to re-evaluate whether we are happy and if something needs to change. The pandemic has been big enough to do that to every single person on earth!

Going through stress, change, illness and grief can be that catalyst to make a modification to how we live our lives.

Often that change comes down to whether we are happy in our jobs. Given that it’s where we spend a big chunk of our time, it’s no surprise really!

So, is this a good time for a career change?

Of course so many people have sadly been through a redundancy as an outcome of the pandemic. For those still in jobs, they might feel like clinging on for dear life to their solid 9-5 job that has kept them in work through all this awfulness.

But if the events of the last 18 months have made you realise you are fundamentally unhappy – then you shouldn’t be afraid to embrace change. After all, a crisis is an opportunity for change!

The landscape of job hunting might seem daunting but many sectors are now booming, so it is all about looking in the right places.

Find out which industries are growing using reports like this one.

What is the good, the bad and the ugly about your current job?

The grass isn’t always greener, so before you start planning your exit speech it is worth reflecting on what you like and don’t like about your current job. Have your priorities changed? Do you want more flexibility or you aren’t developing where you are? What isn’t working, that would work somewhere else?

Read through job descriptions on job sites and talk to friends about their experiences. Sometimes it helps you see what the sticking points are and if they are worth leaving the job over. There would be no point walking in to a worse situation.

Get ready for change!

If you are looking to enter a new industry you will need to do a big review of your CV.

You need to translate your CV so that it showcases your transferable skills for a new sector. It isn’t enough to just list the jobs you’ve done before, you’ll need to be clever about making the most of the experience and skills which are relevant to a whole new industry.

Talk to us!

As recruiters we are pretty knowledgeable on this topic!

We can be realistic about your salary expectations, career path changes and what kinds of jobs are currently available.

We can look at our current job opportunities, determine your suitability and help you on your path to a happier working life.

So, if you’re thinking about a career change – get in touch!