5 Job search tips during the Covid-19 pandemic: NTU
Job search tips during the pandemic
What you need to get hired during the COVID-19 pandemic
2020 has brought some unexpected twists and turns, the major one being the coronavirus outbreak. The entire world was and is still shocked, everything has changed since then, including the rules of job hunting.
Following the protocol of maintaining social distance, companies migrated to remote work. To get a job, people now have to change their approach because the rules are no longer the same.
Tips you’d need to get hired during the pandemic.
As meeting people face-to-face to grow your network is no longer an option, you might want to broaden your online presence.
Job-oriented social networking platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook are where you need to be active. Join groups and communities that focus on your area of interest. For instance, if you are looking for a job in the BPO sector, there are many groups/communities that are solely based on recruiting people for call centers that you can join.
Connect with HR managers, recruiters, or even VPs of the top companies in your industry. Be on the lookout for any job openings posted by them.
To make your online presence known, you’d need to engage in group discussions or share your thoughts and opinions. Comment or like posts shared by others.
Polish your skills
This is where you can really utilize the job description of the position you are after. List out all the skills required and see if you need to learn anything new or if you need to polish your skills.
For instance, let’s say you are applying for a data analyst position, you’d certainly need to master Structured Query Language and Python. If there are any other specific skills required for the position, take some time to master them or be certified.
The more skills you have, the better your chances of getting hired in the now competitive job market. There are many online classes that you can take to polish your skill. Various government jobs look for candidates with technical skills.
Take time to really consider your options
The pandemic has really slowed down all activities, including the job market. Take advantage of this and reflect on what you really want to do in life and where you need to be. Do not apply for any job openings available irrationally. Evaluate your skills and experiences and make a list of your preferred companies, industry, and role to see where you ought to go next. In the past, you may have joined the world of work for the sake of making money. However, doing something that does not bring joy to you cannot be good for the long haul. So, while the job market is not in a hurry at the moment, you could spare some time to reflect.
The above-mentioned tips will definitely help you in getting your dream job even during this coronavirus pandemic.
Job Search: Stand out in Competitive Job Market during COVID-19
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has affected the lives of many people across the globe. Due to lockdowns and other restrictions, many businesses have to make certain cuts to save their company. Unfortunately, as a result, many employees had to be let go.
According to Statista, on May 17, 2020, India witnessed a 24 percent rise in unemployment. So, one can only imagine just how many people are on the job hunt right now, and that too while the job market is in peril.
Now, we, at contract-jobs.com( Contract Staffing Solutions provider and job portal), understand how tough the competition is in finding jobs.
How to stand out in the competitive job market during COVID-19.
Stick to the Status Quo
While applying for jobs, stick to a field or position you already have experience in. Applying for random jobs just because they are available will only waste your time and resources. Focusing on a job that is relevant to your experience will help you in getting a better response and results.
Highlight your strengths in your Resume
Every company hires employees to do tasks in the most efficient manner. Highlight your skill as a problem solver and how you have executed projects flawlessly in your resume. Let your resume project you as the best possible choice to fill the job vacancy.
Expand your Horizon
Mentioning new skills you have learned during your hiatus in your resume will definitely give a boost to your resume. Start applying for online classes to learn, improve or develop new skills. Recruiters are on the lookout for someone who is willing to learn new things and has a good skills set. Ensure that you have the skills required for the job you are applying for by going through the job descriptions.
Nail your virtual interview
To keep social distancing intact, many companies are conducting interviews virtually. Now, even though you may not have to see the interviewer(s) face-to-face, this does not mean it is different from any other regular interview. You still need to present your best self. Dress smart and make sure that your laptop is placed in a room with less distractions and that the background is neat. This will show the recruiters your professionalism.
Be active on social media and stay up to date on the latest tech trends. Always log in on your online job portal profiles to let recruiters know that you are actively looking for a job.
Now, it is unclear when the job market will bounce back as this pandemic is quite unpredictable. But, until then, we hope the above-mentioned tips help you in standing out in the competitive job market during this COVID pandemic.
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