I took a major blog break. Per the COVID19 rules, people couldn’t leave their houses. Instead of writing for small businesses and job seekers, I became an elementary school teacher and house remodeler for the home we bought for its location on a lake. I suck in both roles.
It’s time to get back to blogging. Looking around, I wonder if I know ANYTHING about job seeking and career development. Sure, I am certified and educated with over 15 years of experience. In a way, I feel like my experience ended when the world shut down. Three months ago, I was a job seeking expert, but now in some ways I feel like a rookie. This is not unusual. Businesses are beginning to open and some are getting back to work, but jobs differ.
Last year, I worked with a local company looking to franchise. They operate a certain way, but not all was written. I helped rewrite job descriptions, company regulations, expectations and more, so everything was clearly laid out for new franchisees. For years, I’ve spoken with job seekers about this. I recommend COMPANY searching, not JOB searching. In today’s world, this is vital. A couple of paragraphs can’t adequately explain what a person will do on a job. I feel there could be a market for similar projects in the future–post COVID job descriptions and company operations will probably look different than pre COVID ones. Before taking a job, get a sense of what you’ll actually do-not what it says on a job description.
So let’s try this blog again, and we can maneuver this new world together.
Good luck job searching,
Beth Husom, GCDF