Career Advice

3 Tips for Finding Work During a Recession

Job Upon July 17, 2020

2020 has been a tough year for a lot of people. From Brexit to COVID-19, there have been several major events that have impacted the economy. Unfortunately, the result has been a recession.

When a recession happens, it may mean that workers lose their jobs and have to find something new. In a recession, that's difficult, but it's not impossible. If you've lost your job, there are tips that can help you move forward and find new work.

1. Network

One of the most important things to do is to network. Talk to friends, family, and others you see around you. Introduce yourself to people in your field, and ask for leads for new positions. If you have employers you worked with in the past or coworkers you stayed in touch with, reach out to them. Any of these people may have a job opening or know of a job opening, that could fit your needs.

2. Consider Freelancing

Freelancing can be a powerful tool in a recession. With freelancing, you may be able to bring in income, even if it's on smaller tasks from multiple clients. Most fields have at least some aspect that works as a freelance option, such as marketing for clients at home, offering sales services online, or writing web content. 

3. Be Detail Oriented

Finally, be detail-oriented. Use a cover letter that addresses the specific qualities and skills a company is looking for. Send thank-you notes and emails after an interview. Doing these things helps you stand out, so you have a better chance of getting the job.

These are three tips that will help you find a new position. Stay positive. These may be difficult times, but you'll get through it with persistence and patience.