What Are The Most In-demand Jobs During The Crisis?

What Are The Most In-demand Jobs During The Crisis?

It would be easiest to say that because there is a crisis. There were suddenly fewer job vacancies on the market, but at the same time, there were many more job seekers. 

This is indeed the case, while at the beginning of March it is still approx. There were 12,000 job postings on the Profession job portal, but now there are only around 4,200 vacancies and a declining trend from week to week. But if I look a little beyond the general economic situation, I see that this is basically not the main reason for the protracted job search. 

What Are The Most In-demand Jobs During The Crisis?
What Are The Most In-demand Jobs During The Crisis?

The crisis alone is not a reason for a failed job. 

Returning to the CVs mentioned in the introduction: during last week’s consultation, I ran into 3-4 applications in a row, where my clients e.g. wanted to apply for coach jobs. There were those who had no training experience before, but that was just a minor problem. 

The bigger problem is that an important step was missed before the resume, and that’s exactly the point that some didn’t take into account: part of the corporate training in the job market (and many others next to it) has virtually stopped! It is very difficult to sell anything for a non-existent demand. Unfortunately, this is no different in the job market either.

The law of supply and demand

It must not be forgotten that the labor market is also a market in a crisis. The market is governed by the law of supply and demand.

The formula is simple: If you offer something for which there is zero demand, your product can be any super good, yet no one will need it. Conversely, if your product is in high demand, you can sell it not only easily but quickly and at a better price. 

This is exactly how it works in your job search, where the product happens to be your expertise and experience.

The good news is that no matter how deep and protracted a crisis we face, there are and will be new and new job opportunities. Obviously in fewer numbers than in “peacetime,” but there will always be industries and jobs where there will be demand. So finding a job (finding a good job) is still possible. The bad news, however, is that it won’t be enough to “shoot your CVs blindly and wait for the roast pigeon” – as one of my dear clients put it about his old job search method.

It should simply be noted that what was true 2-3 months ago in the job market is no longer valid today. In other words, anyone who now wants to find a successful job in a few months will have to learn to look for a job systematically and thoughtfully and, above all, to map out the labor market. 

Career orientation, which is more important than anything now

Career orientation played a huge role in the fact that the majority of Guerrilla clients were able to stay for 2-3 months during the most difficult period after the 2008-2009 crisis. 

So, in order to get a successful job, you first and foremost need to know a) what companies, in what industry, and what jobs are in demand. b)  After that, you need to map out your strengths (expertise, experience, language skills, software skills, etc.) that are most marketable in the current circumstances.

Unfortunately, you can no longer just start with what kind of job you want, but not just what it was. You need to be able to identify the jobs at the intersection of real market demand and your strengths, and only then should you think about which of these are the jobs that are closest to you. 

It may not be easy to determine a single best direction right away, but do 3-4 possible alternatives and tailor your resume to these.

Jobs that go into crisis – Described Briefly

There are positions that always need people even in the midst of the biggest downturn, and there are also industries that have started to flourish in the last few months. 

Without wishing to be exhaustive, here are some examples:

As I experience, there is still a great demand for financial jobs: many things still need to be recalculated financially for companies, including budgeting, accounts receivable, headcount planning, etc. specialist demand. 

The same is true for financial management positions. For example, one of my clients has just returned with the fact that he has already been able to take a position as a financial manager, approx. 1 week after attending an individual counseling session with me while applying for months without success.

There is still a high demand for payroll accounting, labor specialist, compensation specialist, and HR generalist jobs. Organizational changes (forced leave, part-time work, announcements of downtime, layoffs, reorganization of departments, etc.) are now placing a significant burden on the HR organization. It is true not in the traditional recruitment-selection-organizational development side, but in the areas of payroll, labor, and compensation.

There has also been an increase in labor demand in the areas of logistics and procurement. Due to the coronavirus, it became difficult for many companies to supply raw materials, new suppliers never had to be found, contracts had to be renegotiated, so there was a great need for logistics, purchasing, strategic purchasing, purchasing manager, logistics assistant, supply chain specialists

If the contracts have already been discussed: there is also a demand for lawyers and legal advisers due to the rewritings of the already mentioned contract, organizational reorganizations, and dismissals.

Or there are even operation-type jobs here. There is a great demand for technical operation and maintenance jobs, as many companies have now brought forward their annual maintenance work, and these have now been scheduled in many places during forced shutdowns. But where there is no downtime, these jobs will always be needed there as well. 

Demand has also increased for telephone customer service positions. Many companies have switched to online operations, the number of webshops and online orders has increased, and customer questions and complaints need to be handled. Where previously there was physical customer service, everything has now shifted to telephone, online contact.

In the same way, the field of online marketing and IT is also booming. There is a growing need for good IT, online marketing, service desk, webshop operation, and support staff.

I see that my clients can still find jobs in engineering jobs relatively easily. Mechanical engineer and quality assurance engineer jobs are still in demand.

What perhaps everyone is experiencing is that courier companies are also constantly looking for a lot of people. There is a good chance of applying for the positions of Exporter, Customer Service.

But I could mention either the public sector or, of course, hospitals, where, for example, not only doctors and nurses are also sought, but I also find quite a few job vacancies in this area. 

So these are just a few examples, and of course not absolute. Not valid for all industries and not all regions!

It is worth watching the news first and rethinking the processes with common sense. Even without any serious market research, if you just buy a Profession and search for certain position titles, you’ll see exactly how many hits come up. If you see that there are at least 50-60 vacancies in a given job, you have probably chosen an area for which there is not enough demand. In the current situation, it is more of a luxury and a waste of time to apply for jobs where there are no really advertised jobs or very few.

Finally, one more thought! 

In the current job market situation, the biggest danger is that you will not find a job. There will always be empty positions, maybe you should look for the better from now on, but there will be! The danger is more that you will accept a bad offer for years or get stuck in a job that is not ideal for you. Remember, the crisis will not last forever either!

In 1-1.5 years (or even sooner) you can move on to a field that is dear to your heart, the point is to always keep an eye on the field, ie in the labor market! I wish you much success and a successful job search!

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40 Important Relationship Issues For A Harmonious Life

40 Important Relationship Issues For A Harmonious Life

What important relationship questions are there that are good for you to ask yourself and your partner? How can this help in problematic situations?

Relationship issues and conversations are designed to make your relationship as harmonious as possible.

Did you talk to your partner today? Now I am not thinking about the weather and the news, but about your soul. Did you tell him about your feelings, the processes going on in your soul?

A balanced relationship requires really deep and honest conversations. In this writing, I have gathered questions for you that are worth asking yourself and your partner from time to time.

Why, when, and in what phases is it worth asking the following relationship questions?

Continuous communication within a relationship is very important. Not only its existence but also it’s quality.

There are levels of communication that range from stenciled, factual statements to in-depth conversations. It is the name of Gary Smalley, an American couple and family therapist, who developed the levels of communication.

  1. Level of templates. Superficial, distant conversation, including “ How are you?” types of issues. This level is for communication.
  2. Level of facts. We give the other information about what happened to us that day, but without emotion.
  3. Level of opinion. At this level, you can learn about your partner’s goals, desires, and fears.
  4. Level of emotions. Here you are more open to your partner, but you still have the fear of rejection.
  5. Level of intimate communication. Honest, open, loving communication. At this level, you can actually get to know each other.

Relationship questions are worth asking each other on a regular, daily basis. It also helps deepen the relationship between you, respect each other, and trust.

With regular conversations, you can avoid chilling out, have less conflict between you, and be aware of your partner’s real needs.

The purpose of related questions is to reach the level of intimate communication together and really get to know each other.

How can these relationship questions help you?

  • You get to know your partner and yourself better.
  • Relationship issues are an opportunity to deepen your relationship.
  • You can get new information about your partner, you can see it from a different perspective.
  • There may be things on the surface that you didn’t even expect about your partner.
  • Honesty, discovering the deepest secrets of your soul, builds the trust between you.
  • It’s easier to get over difficult situations because you know each other.
  • Conflict management between you will be more effective.
40 Important Relationship Issues For A Harmonious Life
40 Important Relationship Issues For A Harmonious Life

40 important relationship issues for a harmonious life

Here are 40 relationship questions designed to help you build deep connections and build trust with each other.

1. What do you like about yourself?

It is an important question because self-love is the starting point. When one does not love and respects oneself, one will not receive love and respect from one’s partner.

2. What do you like about your couple?

It sure is! It’s good to signal these qualities to your partner, it will only strengthen him and the relationship between you as well.

3. How do you feel when you think of your partner?

Feelings do not lie, the first thoughts and feelings always come from the depths of your soul. Watch the feelings you develop as you think of your partner.

4. What did you learn from your partner?

The essence of all human relationships is to develop and get to know yourself as much as possible. Your partner is your mirror, pointing out the things you just have to learn.

5. What did you teach your partner?

You to act as a mirror for your couple. When you show him a new perspective, you pass on knowledge to him. Give a very good thing!

6. Why are you proud of your partner?

When you are proud of someone, it indicates that you respect and accept him.

7. What are the qualities that your partner would need to improve on?

It is also important how much these qualities bother you and how much they threaten the stability of the relationship.

8. What are the qualities you would need to improve on?

This is a question of self-knowledge, perhaps these are the most difficult questions because they require mirroring.

9. Which trait of your partner bothers you the most?

If you have any of these qualities, you should report them to your partner as soon as possible.

10. In your opinion, which of your qualities disturbs your partner the most?

Ask yourself this question first, then ask your partner. Will you think the same thing?

11. How are you similar?

The like, the like attracts! A love affair is based on a similar outlook on life, without which your relationship will not work in the long run.

12. How are you different?

Of course, we are not exactly the same. It’s worth collecting the qualities that set you apart.

13. To what extent do you agree on the relevant issues?

This is perhaps one of the most important issues in a relationship. Because of the difference between your views is too great, long-term cooperation will not take place either.

14. How do you deal with stressful situations together?

In stressful situations, relationships are measured.

15. When was the last time you were really happy with your partner?

Hopefully, you will be able to answer this question in a fraction of a second.

16. Which moment you spent with your partner would you relive?

When you recall a fond memory in yourself, pleasant feelings permeate it again.

17. Can your couple make you laugh?

Humor is also an essential part of a relationship. It helps you to experience and enjoy the present moment.

18. Can you make your partner laugh?

It’s good to give back to your partner the cheerful moments he got from him.

19. What are the leisure activities you both enjoyed?

Relaxation and recharging are important in life. Time spent together is also important in a relationship.

20. Do you feel that your relationship is developing?

Development and change are the foundation of a relationship. A well-functioning relationship ensures self-knowledge and the opportunity for constant development.

21. What common goals have you achieved together?

Man is a communal being, he needs to experience a sense of belonging. This can also be experienced within a relationship. Every success achieved together strengthens the relationship.

22. What are your common goals for the future?

This is a very important relationship issue, it is important that you keep in one direction.

23. What would you definitely like to try out in the company of your partner?

You definitely have desires and dreams that you want to realize with your partner. Does he already know about these desires?

24. Is your partner the first person you tell if something very important has happened in your life?

It is also a basic human need to tell others what has happened. Who is it to whom you first reveal the important experiences of your life? It reveals a lot.

25. When your friends ask about your partner, do you answer them honestly?

Is there anything you feel you should cover-up? If so, it indicates you still have work to do with acceptance.

26. Do you discuss the most important things with each other?

Communication is very important within a relationship. Many times you may think you know for sure what’s going on in your partner’s mind because you already know him. Then, after a conversation, it turns out the exact opposite is going on in him.

27. Do you give feedback to your partner if you may be offended?

It is important that you indicate your needs. Tell your partner honestly exactly what was going on inside of you when it did something that hurt you!

28. Will your partner honestly tell you if you hurt him?

When you find that you prefer to contain your grievances, encourage him to open up to you! This will strengthen mutual trust.

29. How often do you have deep conversations?

Another important topic is relationship issues. The trust mentioned above can be consolidated through regular and honest conversations.

30. Are there any secrets you keep in front of your partner?

Secrets are exciting at first but can break up the relationship later. It is a relief when it is no longer necessary to cover up something. Because hiding a secret also requires energy from you.

31. Have you ever lied to your partner?

What was the reason for this? Recall this event to yourself and what it had to do with it.

32. Has your partner lied to you yet?

If so, what did he lie to you about? Also, ask him what happened to him when he lied!

33. Do you trust each other to the maximum?

Trust is essential. Ask each other this question by looking into each other’s eyes. Then listen to how you feel.

34. Have you ever been jealous of your partner?

Behind the jealousy is the fear of losing the connection, which stems from not feeling good enough, and not trusting your abilities enough.

35. Do you have enough intimacy?

It is very important that you share your innermost feelings with each other. Failure to do so may result in chills.

40 Important Relationship Issues For A Harmonious Life
40 Important Relationship Issues For A Harmonious Life

36. What is your sex life like?

Honesty and communication are also essential in this regard. Indicate your needs openly.

37. Are there situations where you understand each other without words?

Are there situations where you manage to tune in so much that it is unnecessary to speak out? If so, that’s a good sign, because that’s when the sense of belonging grows stronger.

38. Have you ever thought during your relationship that it would be better to break up?

Within a connection, the ups and downs are natural. It’s worth looking at what triggered the idea of ​​a breakup.

39. Can you imagine being with your partner for the rest of your life?

Do your values ​​and your purpose in life match? What is important to you? What is important to him?

40. How do you feel when you think about your common future?

When you ask yourself this question, just pay attention to the feelings that are developing in you!

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Why Is It Important To Communicate Well With People?

Why Is It Important To Communicate Well With People?

There are plenty of situations in every area of ​​life where almost everything depends on how we communicate. Think of job interviews, company discussions, conflicts at home, or even raising children.

That’s why we’re devoting an entire module to communication at the soon-to-be-launched Guerrilla Mentor Club. And in this article, as a first step, I want to share some basics of win-win communication with you.

Why Is It Important To Communicate Well With People?
Why Is It Important To Communicate Well With People?

Any businessman with a great career will be asked, “ What’s the secret to success?” question is almost certain to be answered: you need to be able to communicate well! It’s not enough that you have a bombastic idea or you have a super understanding of something, you also need to be able to convince others of that.

Just a few situations where communication is key

  • In a job interview – but in any exam situation – you need to be able to show that you are a good, fit for the job.
  • In the workplace, you need to be able to say no, represent yourself and your ideas, and you need to learn to work with your co-workers.
  • In your private life, you have to please yourself with the great Him, you have to conquer your future partner.
  • Day by day, you need to understand yourself with your children, your narrower and wider environment.
  • In a conflict, you need to be able to argue confidently, to clear up misunderstandings.
  • And if a negotiation situation arises – e.g. you want to raise your salary – you need to learn to present your values ​​and results convincingly. 

There is still plenty to go on, one thing is for sure: effective communication can be a turning point in many cases and even the key to your career

But what does it mean to communicate well? 

Communicating well is all it takes to communicate assertively. Yes, but there are still a lot of misconceptions about self-assertion. These are good for nothing more than to constantly overwhelm yourself, and be dissatisfied and unhappy. Let’s look at just the 3 most common misconceptions!

Myth # 1 Communicating for yourself = being self-conscious.

Myth # 2 Communicate assertively = suppress the other, always win.

Myth # 3 Communicate assertively = either say yes or no.

In contrast, the reality is that self-advocacy is never a competition! To enforce your will, you don’t necessarily have to lose the other, in fact! Effective communication is practically a kind of balance , the point is to express your needs while taking into account the needs of the other. 

So you can only bring something to the negotiating table if you know what your needs are, you know what you want, what you don’t want, and you can represent that.

Here’s a quick communication checklist! 

Please think about your last work or private conversation in which you wanted to convince the other party of something! Can you put a checkmark behind these questions? 

  • Do I know what I want to achieve and what I don’t want to achieve? Am I aware of my purpose in the conversation?
  • Did I make it clear to the other what I wanted?
  • Did I just pay attention to myself or the other one? 
  • Do I claim or ask?
  • Can I articulate, and recount the other’s specific needs?
  • Do I see clearly what he is recommending to me? Did I match my own needs?
  • Is there a condition under which I can accept your other offer? 

If so, you can be sure that you are on the right track and you have every chance to end the “negotiation” with a win-win outcome. If not, then no problem, communication is one of the skill areas that can be super developed. Here, too, the only point is: don’t let your poorly functioning routines lead you.

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Why Are Family Relationships Important? How Can You Improve On Them?

Why Are Family Relationships Important? How Can You Improve On Them?

Why are family relationships important? What problems do you face? Why can the relationship get worse? How can these be improved?

Family relationships play an extremely important role in your life. The family provides you with protection, security, and support.

A well-functioning family helps to overcome difficulties and also supports the personal development of family members.

Why are family relationships so important?

The first community experiences of our lives belong to the family, and it is the most emotional community in terms of emotion.

It is important for each family member to be emotionally attached to other family members and the institution of the family. Reciprocated emotions provide support for family members in more difficult life situations.

The family has a number of individual support functions. For example, children receive from their parents the knowledge they need to succeed in life.

Family relationships also play a major role in providing physical, mental, and emotional needs. When you don’t feel supported within a family, it can be very stressful from a spiritual standpoint. That’s where you won’t get help from where you’d expect the most.

The family is, at best, like a safe castle where you get protection. You can relax the battles that take place in your life, and then after the rest you can return to the arena with renewed vigor.

What are the common problems and disagreements in a family?

Conflicts are a natural part of life, so they occur within a family.

However, these conflicts of interest need to be addressed and then properly addressed. This is because unprocessed conflicts remain below the surface.

The idea that time will heal wounds is wrong. Family members need to settle their differences among themselves.

1. Lack of free decisions

“That’s what I’m saying!” This attitude has a devastating effect on family relationships, as it hinders individual self-realization. Of course, the existence of a hierarchy is important in childhood, but dictatorial relationships within a family can also develop between adults.

An oppressive relationship, it puts a lot of strain on the soul.

2. Ignoring each other’s needs

What is the reason family members do not heed each other’s requests?

  • oppressive family relationships;
  • lack of communication;
  • competition with each other.

Whatever the root cause, it is disrespectful to ignore the needs of others.

3. Exclusion of family members

Exclusion from a community can cause very deep wounds.

Why exclusion?

  • due to a different opinion from the other family members;
  • because of oppressive family ties.

When someone within a family receives constant criticism or feels that it is a burden to the community, it greatly destroys their self-esteem. Because of this, an excluded family member may become introverted in the outside world as well, because he or she may think that others will treat him or her in the same way.

4. Lack of deep conversations

We can only get to know each other through deep and honest conversations. For we do not see into the other’s thoughts, we can only assume what his ideas really are.

Without deep conversations, we will only have superficial relationships, which increases the risk of misunderstandings.

Why Are Family Relationships Important? How Can You Improve On Them?
Why Are Family Relationships Important? How Can You Improve On Them?

5. Lies

“What will the other say if I tell the truth?”

Behind the lies is always the compulsion to comply. You may be trying to get rid of awkward situations or gain an advantage over others.

A lie destroys the life of a family because in its presence a calm environment does not develop and trust in each other diminishes.

6. No apology

Humility is a great virtue, lack of a hotbed of conflict.

Sometimes you project your bad mood onto a family member and hurt him or her as a result. It is better to take responsibility for your actions as soon as possible, that caused negative feelings.

The sooner the conflict is resolved, the sooner peace will be restored to the family.

7. Blurring problems

The fact that we are not talking about an existing problem is not yet solved. Unresolved problems cause constant tension in a family’s life.

Family members may pretend that everything is fine, although that is not the reality. Problems can be solved honestly and in the eyes of each other, but that also requires courage and openness.

How can family relationships be improved?

There is no such thing in the world that is incorrigible, so it is with family relationships. A prerequisite for this, in turn, is a willingness on the part of each family member.

In the rest of this writing, I will list ten characteristics that are important for you to build balanced family relationships.

1. Honesty

I say what’s in me.

This is when family members actually understand each other. Exploring inner feelings helps you see what’s going on in the other. This greatly reduces the risk of misunderstandings.

2. Acceptance

There are common habits and similar positions in a family. However, differences also appear, which is completely natural.

Tolerance is present in a healthy family atmosphere, family members provide each other with the opportunity for self-realization.

3. Openness

Openness is extremely important within a family. When someone is open, they listen to the other and can learn from them.

The insights and life experiences of others can help individual family members solve their problems.

4. Deep conversations

Getting to know each other and collaborating effectively is also supported by discussions in a family. In addition, deep conversations bring family members closer together, strengthening the bond between them.

5. Continuous communication

It is not enough to discuss family matters once a year because circumstances and the perspectives of family members can also change. What was appropriate for the family a year ago may not be the case at the moment.

Formulation and timing also play an important role in communication. Despite good intentions, a poorly chosen date or an incorrectly worded sentence can cause inconvenience.

6. Attention

The formula is simple: your thoughts are fully present either in a conversation or elsewhere. Because it is not possible to be half present, half pay attention to the other.

When are you really present? When do you really pay attention to your family member?

  • you look at the other while talking;
  • you are interested in asking questions;
  • not only what is happening or curious, but also the feelings that have arisen in the other;
  • it is important for you to understand him;
  • you only give him advice if you ask.
Why Are Family Relationships Important How Can You Improve On Them
Why Are Family Relationships Important How Can You Improve On Them

7. Assuming your own personality

In a supportive family environment, it is much easier for you to take on your own personality. And it also helps to make the process easier in the outside world.

You may look at the world from a completely different perspective than your family members. Because of this, you will not be disadvantaged.

8. Responsibility

We affect each other within a family when one family member is stressed, it can easily spread to others. That is why you are also responsible for your own physical and mental balance.

The family member in charge knows that any imbalance will affect the entire community.

9. Conscious energy investment for a peaceful family environment

Maintaining a peaceful, tranquil family environment requires continuous energy investment from family members. The peace of the family needs to be cared for in the same way as a flower garden.

For this, it is important to have common, deep conversations and for family members to strive for their personal spiritual balance.

10. Supporting each other in self-realization

The family functions as a hinterland and a sure point if it really is to play its part.

The family has a big role in the self-realization of each family member. You can recharge in a family environment or, if necessary, receive spiritual and financial support.

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