The number of people who are unemployed due to COVID-19 is sky-high. From mid-March to early May, more than 30 million people in the U.S. filed for unemployment benefits. And, unfortunately, that number just keeps growing. When you combine that with all of the uncertainty around what life and business will look like in the months to come, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged. You may think this is the worst time to job search, or that there aren’t even any jobs for the taking.
And as an executive, this feeling is likely exacerbated. With companies cutting costs, are they really bringing on new six-figure employees?
While the news can make it seem like things couldn’t be worse, the reality is, there are still companies that are hiring (this list offers many)—and they need experienced, innovative minds to help them see this crisis through. The world hasn’t ended, it has just changed. But who you are hasn’t. Your value is infinite. And if you can truly embrace that, opportunities will abound. As a performance strategist who’s helped hundreds of executives plot their next move, even during tough times, here’s my advice for how to supercharge your job search and feel bulletproof, no matter what happens.