Keep your job search active during COVID-19
If you were a job seeker a month ago compared to a job seeker today, the landscape has changed drastically. Many years the market has been candidate driven but the pandemic has created economic uncertainty. We have all noticed many companies are reducing staff and freezing recruitment, but many companies are pushing recruitment and hiring for critical positions.
Leverage your network and grow it
LinkedIn has over 575+ million users, with more than 260 million monthly active users. Of those LinkedIn users who are engaging with the platform monthly, 40% access it on a daily basis. Connecting with professionals within your area of expertise and reconnecting with colleagues from previous jobs, could help you see if their companies are hiring.
Connect with recruiters both working directly with agencies and companies you want to work for, even if they have nothing live now building long lasting relationships will help you when they have matching live positions. The market is changing daily and we will get through this and most companies will hire again quickly.
While you are not working focus on professional development.
Switch up your resume, your resume is the most important document when you’re applying for positions. Read the job description and make sure if matches your skills and experiences then adjust your resume accordingly to sell yourself to this specific company and role.
You will notice delays in the process but keep searching.
From a previous article, refresh your LinkedIn. Recruiters use LinkedIn all the time, so if you have the correct information with updated skills they will reach out.
Practice your phone and video interview skills.