In times of uncertainty, we are supposed to lay low and wait for better days, right? With the global pandemic looming over our heads, this argument is strengthened by lower economic activity and reduced expectations. However, staying put in your current role might be the last thing you should be doing. Finding a new job could be more beneficial.
Someone says the job market is dead but we see the opposite. Carmaker Tesla has announced it will make its Model Y cars at its Shanghai plant from next year. This will be the company’s second vehicle to be made at its Shanghai Gigafactory. As a result, Tesla China goes on a hiring spree. The company has announced it will create almost 1,000 new job openings in China.
Adversity never comes without opportunity. You must have heard this one before. COVID -19 is the unprecedented adversity that we need to live with until further notice. With this in mind, it's important not to postpone important decisions solely based on fear of tomorrow. Tomorrow has always and will always be risky. It’s our job to become more flexible.
Why Should You Look For A Job Now
1. A career change has never been easier
Let’s face it. There is hardly anyone of us who at one point didn’t seriously consider changing a job or a company. What stood in our way was usually a lack of courage and too many excuses. Maybe we were a bit too scared, a bit too insecure. But if there is the same urge looming somewhere deep within you, this might just be the right time to listen to the little voice in your head whispering a question: Is it the time for a change?
2. Strong companies survived
If the company you are applying for still operates profitably, this is a good sign that their business model is good. Especially look for those companies who the job market. Companies that are hiring at this time are potentially big growth companies as they have enough capacity to hire new staff even at uncertain times like these.
3. Governmental support to employers
The government of Hong Kong introduced the Employment Support Scheme in June 2020, in order to help businesses keep the existing staff. Wage subsidies will be distributed in two tranches until November 2020. This means that the employer will have additional space to think about potentially engaging new employees either on full time or part-time basis.
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