Karanvir Singh is the Founder and CEO of Pariksha. He is an Alumnus of Symbiosis University and holds a degree in Management, Law & IR, he is also a Fellow at Startup Leadership Programme. As the CEO of the company Karanvir Singh has set a clear vision and mission for the company. He envisions Pariksha to become the world’s largest EdTech company while democratizing equal access to opportunities. His mission is to make affordable, outcome-based education available to all.
There are many workers around the world, who had to begin their job in a work from the home environment since the pandemic hit. This trend has arguably changed the entire ball game for candidates looking for jobs. It is safe to say when a change as big as WFH happens, some new challenges are always common to witness. Many people observe that it is difficult to concentrate in a household that is bustling through activity, especially when they are so used to the traditional cubicle arrangement of an average workspace.
A typical workday has ceased to exist in today’s culture, due to Covid-19. People who are looking for new jobs, or those who have been working all along, witness that adapting to work from home remains to be a challenging process.
Creating a Connect Culture
One of the biggest challenges of getting a job during the Covid-19 pandemic is building a connection. Candidates applying to new jobs in the midst of the pandemic, consider it a hard task to find relevant job vacancies. One of the reasons is having a deteriorating or poor connection. Additionally, several industries in the market are firing people more than hiring them. Hence, it becomes even more challenging for new aspirants to find a job they find suitable. Often this results in many of them deciding to compromise and join an underpaying job with a questionable job description.
Hard to set boundaries
For many people, working from home has turned into overworking. Their companies make a hectic schedule for them that no longer abides by the 9-5 working day rule. Several workers have found this trend extremely exhausting, as they are unable to take necessary breaks during their work time. Often they find themselves in a video call meeting during questionable hours. The workload is increasing continuously, as many companies desire to reap every bit of benefit they could from remote working. In such cases, workers find it hard to set boundaries, because they are at risk of portraying they are not team players. While this notion is often misused by companies, it is important that workers join forces together and implement the 9-5 working hours again, even if they are working from home.
It is isolating
Working in a remote job is common to induce a feeling of isolation among people. It is one of those challenges that are often disregarded for not being as prominent. But, it is a critical problem, as feeling isolated can further induce anxiety, overwhelming stress, or even depression. While, this does not conclude that, remote working should be removed altogether, as isolation can even happen due to lockdowns. However, it should be considered seriously, as psychological issues can lower their morale, make them less motivated to work, and suppresses creativity.
Transition to remote work is a huge change, especially when it happens overnight in response to a global pandemic. It is vital to remember that working from home isn’t for everyone because it is filled with overbearing challenges. Giving in to these disputes will ultimately result in degrading the quality of one’s work. So those who are searching for new jobs in the pandemic, should consider these difficulties thoroughly, and prepare themselves.