In a world full of uncertainties about what lies ahead for us post-coronavirus lockdown, how does one reintegrate themselves back into the workplace and become a valuable commodity?
Whether you’re an estate seller in Putney, a pub owner in Bedford, or a visual design director in Bristol, you need to have certain job skills that will make you stand head and shoulders above the rest.
Flexibility and Adaptability
The coronavirus pandemic is changing the entire landscape as we know it. Things will never go back to the way they were. And as we move forward, changes will keep coming as the world figures out how to best go about dealing with them.
The ability to be adaptable and flexible — one who can roll with the punches — will be one of the main things employers and companies will look for.
Creativity and Innovation
At this point, we have witnessed how several businesses had to creatively adapt to the extreme changes brought about by the pandemic. In a post-coronavirus world, we are going to need more human ingenuity to dream of new things and execute new strategies in the workplace.
If there’s one thing the pandemic brought to our attention, it’s how to integrate oneself into the virtual world. A lot of people were fortunate enough to still have work, albeit remote work using technology.
Take this time to make yourself tech-savvy as technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, and robotics will be the way things will go. Anyone who can help businesses take advantage of these technologies is in a pretty good position to be employed.
Even before the coronavirus hit our shores, we have already been plagued by fake news and inaccurate studies and reports. The ability to evaluate all types of information objectively and identify which ones are valuable and which ones are trash will be an advantage to any company or business especially when it involves decision-making.
Coding and Digital Skills
Because of COVID-19, a lot of companies and businesses were forced to go online and become part of the virtual world. For their companies to stay afloat during this time, these organizations had to make their online presence felt. Those who possess knowledge and experience in digital marketing, web development, and coding are sure to be a priority on any hiring list.
The process of collecting and interpreting data is a very technical one. With the right data, businesses, companies, and establishments can predict how great an impact future disruptions to businesses will be. These will allow companies to make well-informed decisions moving forward, without compromising any aspect.
Commitment to Learning
Changes will be the norm in a post-coronavirus world. People need to adapt to situations and adopt new strategies. The constant pursuit of learning new things is a strength that most companies will be looking for in an applicant. The commitment to learning and being educated and trained is a trait that deserves a spot in any establishment.
Understandably, among all the traits and skills listed here, this one only suits a select group of people. While everyone can be a leader in the workplace, it takes a special kind of person that can inspire people and help bring out the best in them.
Leadership is not a talent but a skill. It can be learned over time. It will not be easy as you will need to sacrifice a lot of things to be an effective leader, but in the end, everything will be well worth it.
We’re going through some really tough times. The coronavirus has left a lot of us hurt and demoralized. People are anxious, worried, restless, and depressed.
The ability to be emphatic and understand what people are going through and knowing how to respond is a unique gift that not everyone possesses. Just like leadership, it takes a special kind of person to really intimately connect with people on an emotional and more personal level. People with high EQ will be one of the assets any company would be glad to have.
Take this time to improve your skills and increase your value in the workplace when you come back. Times are changing and so must we.