Do you feel like something is missing from your professional life? Are you wondering if this is the right time to start a new job? Amidst a global pandemic and economic downturn, your doubts are understandable. Yet, this could be just the right moment to take action and to re-set your career for steady growth, especially if you aspire to business leadership.
Consider the booming industries
Although some industries have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, others are experiencing an upsurge. Fast Company analyzed three main types of jobs that will be integral to getting us out of the crisis:
- Jobs that transform business: cybersecurity, app developers, specialist sales, marketing, and change management
- Jobs related to moving things: logistics and e-commerce
- Jobs that help people: healthcare specialists, pharma and R&D
Could there be potential for you there? This might be a smart opportunity to tap into the thriving sectors of the economy. Career experts agree.
“Be open to new industries and opportunities,” Debora Roland, the vice president of human resources at CareerArc, advises for Business Insider. “Do your research to explore how your background can add value. This is an opportunity for candidates to grow in their careers and add new skill sets and knowledge to their current backgrounds.”
If you are interested in a managerial role in any of those industries, consider doing an MBA first. A general management MBA is a key step that will put you in the spotlight of recruiters as a high-potential professional with ambition and skill set to lead business across industries. However, if you would like to gain more confidence in a new industry, you can consider an MBA with a specialization in your chosen field. Think of the renowned business and management programme as the bridge to the most exciting professional challenges ahead of you. It will help you make the transition and will take you to the trending business sectors faster.
Invest in soft skills and new expertise
Employers are increasingly looking for talent that can demonstrate empathy, adaptability, and a depth of emotional intelligence. If you already boast these qualities, some lack of experience or technical skills may not hurt your chances of landing a great new job. A new professional environment might be just what you need to develop these skills even further.
However, if you have the experience and career trajectory, but feel like you are lacking in business leadership confidence to take the next big step, think MBA. Growing your leadership potential in a transformative environment is a major perk of MBA studies alongside specialised knowledge and business theory. Whether you choose the full-time or part-time format, this unique learning experience will turn your soft skills into one of your greatest strengths. You will handle teamwork gracefully, communicate clearly, and manage challenges with peace of mind.
If you are interested in boosting your career with an MBA, on 29 September, you will have the ideal opportunity to learn more about the world’s most recognised business degrees. Speak with admissions directors of leading international institutions from Germany, Austria, UK, USA, Switzerland, and more.
YOU ARE FREE TO CHOOSE YOUR FUTURE! Sign up for free at the Access MBA Germany and Austria Virtual Event on September 29th!
Source: Advent Group