We all know that COVID-19 has created a world much different to the one we lived in at the start of 2020. With many smaller companies out of business, people realising what’s important in life, and many of us working at home – it feels as if when this is all over we will live in a whole new world. 

If you want to make a fresh start after the pandemic is over, perhaps you have considered changing your career path. For those of us who want a new start a new way to make money – a change in career is simple but effective. Today I want to talk about the steps you need to take if you are thinking about changing jobs in 2021. 

Update your profile 

The first thing you will need to do is take a moment to look at your CV, if you have one, and make changes to it. A great CV is crucial for finding a job because it is the first impression a prospective employer will have of you. Use resources from Practice Match to update your CV and get it looking perfect. You may want to also update your LinkedIn account or join LinkedIn if you haven’t already as this is a good place to showcase yourself for a new role. 

Look outside the box 

When choosing a new career path you don’t have to tread on the beaten path: you can always look for something unique. There are people in the world who are paid to taste test chocolate, to play video games, or to watch Netflix. Think outside the box and don’t limit yourself to job roles you know of already. If you do some digging you might find the perfect role for yourself that you never even knew existed. 

Try online courses 

If you want to apply for a whole new job role next year, it is important that you first ensure you have the skills and qualifications to do so. Take some time now while in lockdown to look at your current list of skills and compare them to the skills required for your dream job. Look online for courses that can teach you the skills you need, and be sure to choose a course that provides a certificate of completion or a formal qualification so you can prove your worth. 

Dress for the job you want 

When interviewing for a new job role it is important to dress to impress. For example, if you are applying to be a personal shopper you need to dress fashionably for your interview. If you go to an interview dressed in beige you won’t get the job! Dress for the job role you want and you are much more likely to be successful in your endeavours. Basically, get out of your fluffy onesie and get into the mindset of already doing the job you’re applying for!

Be confident in your abilities 

The most crucial part of applying for a job is having confidence. In your interview, you need to show that you are confident in your abilities and willing to showcase them to your prospective employer. Be confident and believe in yourself, and you’ll succeed. Don’t forget all the new skills you will have acquired during lockdown too. Working mums have never had to juggle this much ever so really highlight your resilience you’ve demonstrated this year.

Best of luck!