How to search for a Job during COVID
Here are some practical suggestions on finding a job during the pandemic.
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If you are searching for a job during COVID, then you are in a tough situation. These Uncertain times have immensely impacted the economy and the job market. A lot of companies have put hiring on hold while others have laid off people. There might not be many job vacancies available now, but that does not mean they won’t open up again in a few months.
With all that said, you should continue looking for a job without let up. These smart tips will help you carry out your job search efficaciously.
Get comfortable with the digital reality
Today, digital modes of communications have taken precedence over in-person meetings. Job search activities like interviews and networking have all become digital. You have to update yourself with the working of the new normal. Boost your presence on various social media platforms. Read our series of articles on optimizing your Linkedin profile for career growth to do so. Successful networking will land you job opportunities.
But remember that you will have to make an impactful impression on the interviewer through telephone or video interview. So, prepare in advance. Here are some points to remember while facing a video interview.
Invest in yourself
Now is the perfect time to boost your skills and learn something new. But where should you start? Analyze job descriptions. They will have a list of required qualifications. Use this information to determine whether you need to brush up on those skills or learn a skill you lack. Being certified will make your resume stand out. By doing so, you will lay the groundwork and when the crisis is over you will have better equipped yourself.
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