Discover and create opportunities

Successful people are always questioning themselves about what work they will take up in days ahead, are they prepared for the work and so on. They link their skills with their profession. During these coronavirus times, try to get involved n all sorts of new work. Present your professional skills on LinkedIn and other professional and career related platforms.

This is the time to acquire new skills for the future. You may enhance your technical skills related to your existing career. This could help you overcome any problems that may crop up in your career.

Generally speaking, after any serious disaster or crisis period, new opportunities emerge. Those who manage to grab this opportunities first, can take themselves ahead in their careers.

Activate your latent links and contacts

Professionally speaking, we normally give importance to relationships that are of use to our careers. There are some relationships to which we do not attach much importance. But now is the time for some networking, for reviving old professional relationships and contacts. You may make a phone call, send an email and, when you feel the time is right, you may share your predicament with them. Revive your contact with old clients or companies. Be prepared to renew old links and acquaintances.

Think, understand and get down to work

Crisis times can create despondency, but post-crisis times can create opportunities. We must make sure that frustration does not make us lose our sense of direction, our professional ethics or our personality. We should try to use every moment to discover new opportunities.

SM Arifuzzaman is a human resources expert and teacher at Canadian University of Bangladesh

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