When the pandemic took off in 2020, most of us found a major shift in our lifestyles.
For me, I was in a high-performing, busy role. I was recruiting with lots of candidates in the market and was starting to branch out into recruiting for HR.
At home, I was active and social. I would be up at 5am to do my F45 class before work and would catch up with friends after work. I didn’t have empty weekends.
And then Covid-19 hit.
Jobs paused, and candidates flooded a marketspace where no one was hiring.
We had to work from home. I couldn’t go to my F45 class, and I certainly couldn’t meet up with friends.
The anxiety of the unknown crept in. When would the pandemic end? When would restrictions end? When would I be able to see my friends and family again?
Then, just when we thought it would get better last year, Melbourne went back into lockdown.
In 2022, the pandemic is still a reality, but I have had a wonderful opportunity to pause and learn.
Now flexible working is the norm, so is mask-wearing.
The job market has shifted, with businesses excited to hire new people.
Opportunities are flooding the market, and I am starting to grow my role again!
I have finally been able to catch up with my extended friends and family!
The pandemic, whilst horrible in many, many ways, also taught me how to adapt. A skill unsurprisingly, very important in recruitment.
Many job seekers have faced a reality similar to my own. It’s hard to see the potential on the other side when you’re still in it.
If you are a Melbourne-based legal support professional, I urge you to reach out for a conversation. I want to help your place in the current job market!
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What did you learn through the pandemic?