As the rain steadily falls and talk turns to schools reopening, the summer is slowly coming to an end. It coincides with Furlough payments also terminating and it adds up to a worrying time for the hospitality industry.
For those looking for a new job that is especially so, but even those who have kept theirs will naturally be concerned about what the near future will hold. The truth is that we simply don’t know what amount of business travel will return once the leisure season ends. We are all hoping for the best but anticipating a difficult few months.
There are people better informed than me giving their predictions, so I won’t add to those. However, as many of us sit pondering the future, what can we do?
I have talked before about being proactive in your job search. Looking at new areas, diversifying and being innovative. But it can be a long game so what do we do in the meantime?
Obviously, everyone’s situation is different and many of us are volunteering and also trying to earn some cash where we can. Aside from that, I think we should focus on productivity and self improvement.
Use the days effectively and try to achieve something every day. That may not be connected to work and could be in the evening after a job search but you must have goals and try to obtain them. They may be vastly different to before but it remains important.
In addition, try to improve your skills. Perhaps, you could retrain into something you always wanted to do. Or learn a new skill for the sake of it. Having faith in your continuing self improvement will seriously enhance your chances of getting a job in the future. In such an uncertain world, you never know what will be useful to you.
In my spare time out of normal work, I have started to write a fiction book for the first time and have begun to learn Russian. Perhaps I can aspire to be the new Fyodor Dostoevsky one day!
What are you doing?
Keep the faith and good luck