In addition to the obvious health impact, the global pandemic has also brought great change to the landscape of the American economy and the job market. As a result of these changes, employers currently have record-breaking job openings available.

When combined with the psychological impact on workers that the unprecedented time has brought, now is an intriguing and popular time for those who want to go forth with a career change. If you are considering a career change, realize that this will be a process.

You need to know how you should navigate this process properly to land yourself in the best situation possible. The first thing you should do in your career transition is to realize your current worth in today’s job market.

With so many job openings available, you will have more leverage than before to land a good situation for yourself. Set aside details and clauses that you are looking for in your new industry and don’t just settle for the newest job opening if it truly is not right for you.

This is a positive development for workers in 2021 and if you have the right amount of pickiness in your job search, there is far less of a chance that you will end up making a decision that you will later regret. Having this knowledge of your worth in today’s labor market (especially if you bring the skills needed to stand out as a candidate) can also help you in the interview process.

If you feel good about a particular company or position, but are unsure about certain details on the job listing, do not let these sway you away from the job. Instead, address them in the interview and see if you can get a more favorable situation for yourself.

This truly is a great time to make a career change. Just make sure to take your time through the process and realize the market we are in. This could help you land your dream career with no strings attached.

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