Boosting employability: the best antidote in times of uncertainty
06 de April de 2020
06 de April de 2020
It is never a bad time to boost our employability, because doing so not only enables us to find a new job but also to adapt to the latest professional trends and identify new opportunities as a result. In these times of lockdown, we have to be ready for anything, so we recommend adopting a few practices that can help you to boost your employability from home.
Do you like what you do? What about your position? What type of working atmosphere do you thrive in? Do you prefer the fast pace of multinationals or the relative calm of smaller companies? Taking these and other similar factors into account will help you define your professional goals, which will enable you to focus your efforts and searches more effectively. The better you know yourself, the easier it will be to find your ideal job
In the day-to-day rush of life, we don’t tend to have much time to think about our CV and even less opportunity to update it. Therefore, we can make the most of this period and add any new training or experience that we haven’t got around to adding. Moreover, it is important to highlight our value proposition, as well as including a natural, concise description of your skills at the top of your CV and, next to each professional experience, adding a phrase explaining the duties involved and your contribution to the company.
It is essential to keep will informed about both the companies and the trends that are shaping your sector, so explore, check out websites and contact people around you who can give you tips on the new skills you should develop and the technologies you should start embracing.
Moreover, it is the ideal time to perfect your digital profiles. This is not just a matter of updating them, but also posting quality content. Nowadays, digital profiles are not just the digital version of your CV, but rather a platform for you to show who you are and what you are capable of. Therefore, be sure to create and post good content, taking SEO into account.
Developing your employability is no longer simply a matter of building an attractive, interesting profile. Nowadays, it also involves developing your own personal branding as an alternative that lets you multiply your possibilities for generating revenue of finding work. Personal branding, incorporating all the personal projects carried out in your name, is now another great opportunity for raising your profile and making yourself attractive to companies. So, work on your personal brand and make the most of this period to enhance it.
This is a great time to keep training professionally, so look for online courses and programs that enable you to develop new knowledge or hone existing skills. EAE offers you some excellent opportunities in this respect, so be sure to check them out here.
Now is a great time not only for developing your soft skills, but also for reflecting on them and working out how to include them in your professional profile. Although the world is becoming increasingly technological and digital, our social, emotional and communication skills are also growing in importance every day.
Let’s not forget your English! Yes, now is the time for you finally get to grips with the basics or, if you already have a good command of the language, focus on practising or improving your weakest skills, whether it be speaking, writing or listening. In a globalized world, English is increasingly important, so don’t put it off any longer: start watching series with subtitles or download an application that lets you chat to native speakers.
As the great physicist Albert Einstein said, “all crises bring progress, creativity is born from anguish”. With this in mind, these times of uncertainty are ideal for reflecting on our current reality and coming up with business ideas that can be developed in the near future. Remember that EAE boasts its own startup incubator, EAE Lab, dedicated exclusively to driving forward and guiding new business ventures. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you feel the entrepreneurial urge!