Return After Lockdown

Return After Lockdown

Part 1 of a 2 part series

By Alys Sadler

Someone suggested…

…that I might clarify how employers view job/career candidates – currently employed or unemployed. There are so many ways that employers view candidates right now and the variety of ways is broadly based on specific industry and level of entry into the employment position. 

Right now, post pandemic? For the most part, things have changed. Not for everyone, but for most.

The thing that hasn’t changed…

…is that employers like to hire candidates who are currently working. Certainly, for some, if you are not or haven’t been working, a little of that is acceptable. However, if you have an opportunity to return to work – take it. So it’s not the job you want. It’s not the pay you want. 

The bottom line is, employers like to hire those who are already working. 

Why? 

People who are working are in a routine to work, manage their personal lives, and stay focused. They say, if you want something to get done, ask a person who is busy. Employers know that when you’re working, you’re probably organized. When work isn’t currently the priority, it takes time to get back into a routine. Employers know. They’re human too and they’re simply looking for candidates who can hit the ground running. They don’t have to wait for them to get up to speed.

Love and light,

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