When you’re looking at your various career options, how much do you value entering a field with a growing demand? While most people tend to just follow their hearts, or follow the money, there’s something to be said for joining companies that have the opportunity to grow.
The world is in kind of a crazy place right now. With a pandemic shuttering much of the global economy and a vaccine likely months from completion, now might not seem like the time to be thinking about a new career. However, if you’re out of work due to the pandemic, you might be wanting to get into a field that is pandemic-proof.
Jobs that are safe from the economic effects of the pandemic are out there, you just need to know where to look. Here are a few career options that can only grow from here.
If you’ve got customer service experience and you’re out of work, there are places that are hiring. Grocery stores, Wal-Mart, Target, and similar stores are hiring in huge numbers right now. If you’ve got the experience, you can hop in and start making money right away. These jobs also offer opportunities for growth from within.
You can often find yourself promoted to higher positions when you apply yourself in a retail environment. Prioritize working in an environment that promotes from within. Make your intentions known from the day you get hired. If you aim for the top, the worst thing that can happen is that you excel.
If you’ve been interested in a job in IT, now’s the time to make that jump. Computer science knowledge is more important now than ever. Pretty much the entire world shifted to working from home and gathering online in the course of a few days. Now is the time to get into work as a programmer, IT specialist or some similar job.
Jobs that you can perform from home are sort of sailing through this pandemic unscathed. Programmers who were already used to working in their home office were uniquely prepared for the sudden switch to telecommuting.
What do people really need when they’re stuck at home, bored? Entertainment. Getting into any form of creative work is a good call right now. Have you dreamed of becoming a painter, dancer, singer, or writer? Now is the time to flex those creative muscles.
This might feel like the end of the world. However, it’s really the beginning of the next chapter of your career, as long as you let it be.