JOB-MARKET DURING PANDEMIC

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The pandemic has taken away many jobs and daily-earning occupations. I reckon this will continue to expropriate at some undetermined time in the future. While mediocre countries are adopting budgetary and liquidity policy-measures to prevent further auxiliary damage from this avalanche, the developed countries are pump-priming to save jobs and enlarge Job-market.  We know that wage and salary levels are an important indicator of the country's economy. The job market fosters economic productivity by creating further jobs and cycling money through the economy via wages and salaries.

Suppose, if I loved the job I lost in pandemic-time, does it make sense to try finding another Job just like it as my skills are suited to it?

This is because I am over-estimating the worth of that lost job.  In other words, there might be motives for my losing that job and the reason might be distinct to me, my company, or my boss. So I can put it like this, the Job I was in might no longer in demand during pandemic times. And then I am terminated. But if I get fasten onto that, I will only find myself limping on a futile exercise.

Rising from group up:

But during pandemic times, finding jobs has become hard on one hand. On the other hand, redundancy is on the rise and unemployed are under duress. Such a mental juggling or unable to evaluate the benefit of advantage in selecting the next best option will complicate the existing state of condition. Adding to this, such applicable tension disturbs one's rational symmetry. This prevents coherently recalling all skills and experiences.

In near future, there is no chance for immediate employment for those unemployed. Even though many job seekers are out of the job but they are unwilling to correct their restarts or change jobs. In this process, the unemployed have to make a long list of their skillset versus jobs in the market and the next step is to create shorter and targeted lists. Square-up all the dos and don'ts lists.

During such times, Job-seeking must be a planned-devise:

I can see in the present job search stretch, job seekers can't classify the ideal resume format because the jobs will be rare and the need for employable individuals will also be equally scarce. When we examine closely, the finding seems to be more psychological as there's a common mental hang-up due to high competition and fewer jobs.

At this moment, one must incessantly manage the resume through keeping the content and structure up what the dire-need job-market wants. Throughout this, the employable aim is to keep it in the most sought-after pattern. Whether computers or human beings are checking the pursuit of impactful talent and skillset of applied-candidates, the constructive pattern of resume must be honest with intelligent keywords, familiar phrases, trimmed order of priorities in short, and use appropriate action words. This all along must be precise to present the actual-candidate on the sets through intelligent resume'.

Job-seeking and landing in a Job is a strategy:

This job-seeking strategy must be a comprehensively contingent one with a go-get design than just apply and attend an interview mode. The attending interview must have a purpose with the challenge of finding opportunities, attending interviews, and getting selected in the attended one.

To achieve this, the attending candidates require reparative initiatives such as high quality of working knowledge during persuasive times, efficacy to do critical Jobs effectively, offers affordability without demanding the higher remuneration. This is a way of challenge and challenge is the foundation for future growth once again from group-up. Successful jobs do not exist there. One must carefully plan and if necessary by exhibiting one's talent and skill set, one must create a job and land in that job. Likewise, careers do not present there, careers must be planned and happened.

So, Job-seekers in hard-times must understand their hard-work, thereby contain in devising and executing strategies sensibly.

Yet, many people confuse strategies with goals. I shall say that getting into a loved-job is a strategy but whereas just getting a job is the goal for the jobless ones.

In countries like India, we can redefine the above quote another way round as jobs are less and candidates are plentiful. If such is the case, then candidates have to reinvent themselves. Change the strategy and now the strategy is the reversible one. The strategy is to reach a goal successfully that is landing in a suitable job for future elevation. To pursue the strategy further, to get hired, one needs a strategy for contending with reduced hiring budgets and satisfies with available job-position. Such actions are necessary, but one needs a plan to ensure the chances of success are as high as possible.

For example: Say that you want to work in a range of Chief administrative corporate offices in charge. Then you must have talent, capabilities, working knowledge, and patience till you get a chance and reach that position.

Not just possess them; equally, you need to know where to deploy those different skills for different tasks, at different trajectories. And you must able to prevail upon, perhaps, even different geographies. But, in truth, all those positions are diversified and distinct while the target position is the most preferred. Adding to this, you must have the rotatory exposure at the front-end, back-end, or full-stack of problem-solving ideas.

You, therefore, need a distinct strategy for approaching each different position.

While making different strategies seem like a lot of work may be, it pays off or not. As for the job-seeker, it abridges the bigger process of job seeking and reduces stress. It also contents the brain's desire to perform according to a pattern. Moreover, it also meets the employers' need for patterns and similarities to applicants they see as "ideal".

I conclude this article with advice: If I were you, I go for jobs outside my comfort zone.

Furthermore, if I am wise enough I can think of transferring my skills to the next best job available by understanding how my skills might transfer. This is also part of the strategy as a habit; I call it "Loss of aversion." A preferential human behaviour to avoid losing compared to gaining the equivalent amount. Surviving during hard times is the theme of survival of the fittest.


Submitted: August 19, 2020

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