3 Reasons It's Time to Change Jobs During COVID-19
It is understandable and clear to see how much impact Covid-19 has brought to the economy. People have been laid-off, some companies have been devastated. The media report how bad the economy and the situation currently in Thailand. People are frightened by the information and the situation they face and think it’s a good time to stay in their current job. However, in this kind of situation, I will tell you why it's a good time to consider a move.
- The competition is lower
In the situation where people are not keen to move jobs, your profile can shine through a lot more. In another way, the chance for you to get your dream job is more likely to happen. Also, most of the companies (from big corporates to start-ups) are letting their people work remotely to avoid the risk of Covid-19 infection. You are safe and secure and don’t have to travel through crowds on your way to work.
- Set your goal and determine your "VALUE"
During this time with people working at home with less travel, you have more time to consider where you are and where you want to be. Are you at a good company that values its staff, or just a safe zone you are comfortable in? Are you being challenged? Are your skills and career progressing? You have plenty of time to think about that, find out what the answers are.
- Talking with people
This does not mean talking to people around you, or your colleagues. It means talking with people from different industries or someone who has knowledge of the market. By doing this, you can gain insight into the market and your value in it. How do your skills and salary expectations match up? Sometimes, you may find out your development or future opportunities are being held back by your current job. Or, you may find a better work-life balance, benefits, or flexibility and you lose NOTHING by talking.
In conclusion, I can tell you that demand in the market is still huge. Many companies are still looking for talent, especially for technology companies. They are running and expanding their business and have had few negative effects from Covid-19, for some it has actually accelerated their business. Use the circumstances to your advantage. You may find the right opportunity knocking at your door.
Kiattisak Phoojaeng (Ice), Recruitment Consultant