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Finding Success for Your Career in a Post-Pandemic Economy

This month’s guest post comes from Vanessa Holwell at hiringsquad.net. To contact her, email vanessa.holwell@hiringsquad.net

The coronavirus pandemic has been hard, and in some cases devastating, for countless businesses across the country. But there are certain business sectors that are poised to thrive in a post-pandemic world. If you’re looking for new work opportunities, these industries may be worth considering. And even if you want to stay in your current field, it’s important to think of ways that you can expand your skill set and take other steps to stay successful. Below you can find some information and resources to help you do just that.

These industries are set for growth…

There are many of them, but these are some of the most practical fields that stand a great chance of flourishing for years to come. 

  • Online shopping is only going to get more and more popular as the years go by. So, consider opening an online store, whether that means that you sell handcrafted items or dropship products from suppliers to customers. 

  • If you have experience in the medical field, look into the many telemedicine opportunities out there. 

  • Collaboration technology is another industry that is expected to continue thriving after the pandemic. Therefore, if you have experience in software engineering, solving problems, and/or managing teams, this could be a great industry for you.

  • And those who have good marketing, tech skills, and/or managing skills could do well in social media, which is an industry that won’t be slowing down anytime soon. 

Here’s how you can expand and improve your skills…

Finding ways to get better at your craft will always be a critical part of sustaining success. 

  • Getting a mentor and becoming a mentor will do wonders for expanding your expertise and sharpening your skills.

  • Returning to school for a degree is also a great way to learn more and build your resume. And you can earn an online degree in almost any field these days, whether it’s a master of business administration or a bachelor’s in communication. 

  • And of course, you can learn a lot on your own by reading books, attending seminars, and taking on tasks in departments you’re unfamiliar with. 

Start your own business with a few essentials…

Being your own boss can be a dream come true—so long as you start out on the right foot. 

  • What problem will your venture solve? A well-thought-out idea that meets a need is a must-have.

  • Think of a unique name for your business that will both make you a stand out and help your customers understand what you do.

  • Create a business plan to identify the direction your business should take, and to help you attain any needed loans or grants.

  • Establish your business as a Kansas LLC by following a handful of simple steps. 

  • Enlist the assistance of an experienced and talented public relations expert to help get the word out about what you’re doing.

Here are some other tips for growing and maintaining success in your career…

From practicing self-care to staying motivated, a lot of your success will come down to everyday disciplines. 

  • Taking care of your health and well-being (e.g., eating well, exercising, sleeping enough, etc.) will go a long way in helping you stay productive. 

  • Coming up with a solid daily routine—from when you wake up to when you lie down at night—will provide the structure you need for sustained success. 

  • Setting realistic-but-challenging goals to accomplish will help you to keep the fire lit for your career. 

  • No matter what career path you take, becoming an effective (or at least adequate) communicator is critical.

Not every industry is struggling to survive right now. Research those that are poised to thrive in the coming years, and see if any of them offer a career you would enjoy and do well in. Also, always look for opportunities to grow your skills, and stay open-minded to other ways that you can realize sustained success. Most importantly, remember that you can do anything if you set your mind to it.

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