How to Establish a Career During Financial Crisis

The ease of finding a good job is directly influenced by the economy. If the economy is strong, then companies are able to expand considerably and as a result, they will need additional personnel. They will hire aggressively and promotion is relatively easy.

On the other hand, a struggling economy will not only prevent new jobs from coming out but will also shutdown companies. Instead of offering new jobs, jobs are lost.

That is why fresh graduates should be worried about the economy as this will dictate their chances of success not only in finding a good job but also in establishing a career.

But even in today’s harsh economic conditions, fresh graduates still need to find a job. No one will support fresh graduates except themselves and if they don’t find one fast, they will not be able to support their lifestyle and even basic necessities.

Do Not Panic

The first thing any graduate should remember during these rough times is never to panic. Those who panic are always in the losing end in any situation. Those who panic will oftentimes have bad decisions for their career.

Since they panic, they will not be able to choose the right career for fear they will be left with nothing.

They just accept any job openings even if the job is not according to their preferences. They will just be frustrated and will resign fast. Panic will make you spend your efforts in useless endeavor.

Finding the Job

Although most of the industries today are struggling to prevent losses, there are still industries that are able to rise above the challenges of financial problems and post earnings.

Health care and technology are only some of the industries that are able to post profits this year even though other industries are losing. The importance of health care and the use of technology will always be here.

This could be a problem though if your career is not on the same industry. But this shouldn’t stop you in finding a job in these industries.

For example, large and small scale companies will never be able to operate properly without accountants, business managers and other key office positions.

That means you can still find a job in these industries. You just have to be patient in looking for the company that will need support.

Education Vs Skill

Fresh graduates have a lot to be proud about after their graduate. Not only do they have the right education to excel in a specific career, they also have skills they learned along the way that will keep up with technology.

Aside from banking on your education to find the right job, consider your skills to land a job.

For example, you may not have a degree in business but if you are great in sales, you can still find a job in sales and excel in a career.

Even during these tough times, you will still find a job as a fresh graduate. Just do not panic and explore the possibilities of getting hired not only because of your education but because of your skills.

Editorial Team at Geekinterview is a team of HR and Career Advice members led by Chandra Vennapoosa.

Editorial Team – who has written posts on Online Learning.

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