Prepare for a career change during the Corona crisis
Are you thinking about a career change? Consider the crisis as an opportunity to gain clarity about what your professional future should look like. Use your free time and the new contact restrictions to prepare your next career steps.
If you have been considering a career change for some time but have never found the time to deal with this topic intensively, then now may be the right time. Perhaps you are currently thinking that the economic future of many companies and the jobs associated with it is becoming uncertain and it is better to keep your current job and wait and see. That is understandable.
Well prepared for your career change after the crisis
On the other hand, it may well be that your company is also experiencing changes as a result of the Corona crisis. If you are then prepared and know
where your strengths and abilities lie,
in which area you want to work,
that your application documents are up to date,
you have an enormous competitive advantage over other employees, who only then begin to adjust to the changed conditions.
Get started with the preparations
Discover your strengths Find out what other people see as your strengths. Write a short message (via messenger service) to 10 – 15 different people you know, e.g. colleagues, friends, family, neighbours, other professional or private contacts with whom you have a personal relationship. In the message you can, for example, write that you want to use the current situation for your personal development and want to know what he/she sees as your special strengths (or whatever seems appropriate to you). Send the message with a personal salutation and thank him/her for the support. You will be amazed at what strengths you have!
2. Visualize your future
What is your vision of your future? What should it look like in 10 years – professionally and privately? How and with whom do you want to develop your life? How do you imagine your future working world? What new experiences will you have then? What will be particularly important to you? Which dreams do you want to fulfill? Is there a motto for your life?
Find a quiet place where you feel comfortable, close your eyes and imagine the answers to these questions. Take the time for a detailed imaginary journey into your future and save your picture of the future in your mind.
Then, as you slowly open your eyes and return to the present, make a few notes about the things you have seen. Then take a large piece of paper (flipchart paper, at least A3 drawing pad or similar) and put your vision on paper in the form of a collage. Cut out suitable pictures from different magazines, glue them onto the paper and add some drawings until your
vision is recognizable. If you do not have space to hang up your collage, take a photo with your smartphone and carry your vision with you.
Organise your future ideas
Prioritize what the first steps should be to realize your vision. Put this in writing. Also write down which of your strengths will be of particular benefit to you.
Just get started and take your future into your own hands now.
If you would like professional support for your career change
If you are looking for more individual support in your personal or professional situation, I would be happy to support you with online coaching via video call. Feel free to contact me by email or phone.
You want to find out more?
Simply contact me via phone or email and let me know how I can assist you. I’ll be happy to hear from you!
I primarily offer my services in the Rhine-Erft district and in the Cologne area.