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Preparing for a Future After a Pandemic

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Most of the country may be on lockdown, but that doesn’t mean you need to put your future on hold indefinitely as well. Whether you are still at school, have recently graduated, or you’ve been wondering whether you’re in the right profession, there are ways you can prepare yourself for a life after the coronavirus pandemic.

Ask the Hard Questions

With the country locked down as authorities try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many residents have found themselves cooped up at home with their families and wondering when the situation will come to an end so they can resume their lives.

As businesses begin to feel the impact of the pandemic, many workers wonder if their jobs will still be there when the lockdown is called off, while others wonder if their companies are making decisions in the best interests of their staff. Now is the time to really evaluate what your goals are going to be after the pandemic is over, what you want from your future, and whether or not the job you are in can help you achieve your goals in life.

For the younger generation, or those looking at studying further, now is also a great time to look at the long-term future and decide if the degree you want to pursue will be in your best interests and if there will be a place for your profession in the world post-coronavirus.

Decide What Your Next Step Should Be

After you’ve had a chance to explore your current situation, your next step is to figure out what happens next.

If you are unhappy with your current work situation, you may decide you want to talk to the management of your company to see if you can find solutions to your issues. At this time, it might be wise to sit down and draft a list of your issues you want to take up with managers, or even prepare a letter of resignation should you need it. For school-leavers and even job-hunters, now is the time to start exploring options to improve your chances of entering the workforce once the pandemic is over.

Explore Your Education Options

Thanks to technology, exploring your education options is easier than it has ever been. To compare different universities in your area you can visit Uni Compare, a free to use comparison website that aims to give students valuable information regarding degrees and the universities that offer them. For example, if you live in South Wales, Uni Compare can offer you information about the University of South Wales, including which degrees are available at their campuses in Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd, the facilities they have available, as well as the cost of accommodation and more.

Whatever your situation pre-coronavirus, the reality is that there really is no way to tell what the future will hold after the pandemic is over. Fortunately, with a bit of planning now, your future doesn’t need to be so uncertain. Use the time you have now to decide what your future holds and take the first steps to achieving it.

Rhys Gregory
Editor of Wales247.co.uk

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