Posted to #coronavirus
Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
over 6 months ago

Your Job Search During the Corona Virus

The good folks at Headway Staffing Solutions just posted an article with a list job search solution strategies during this COVID-19 crisis.

"If you’re in the middle of a job search right now, you may be wondering what affect the pandemic will have on hiring and interviewing." - Job Essentials

This seems to be an ongoing pain point for current job seekers and recently furloughed workers who are struggling to find alternative supplemental income solutions during this unprecedented moment in our nations history.

Here are a few strategies you can use to keep up your job hunt over the next few months:

  1. Start Online Networking, during this downtime, with everyone at home killing time, it’s a perfect chance to make new authentic connections and to revive old ones. Doing so will put you in a more favorable position to find out about new roles quicker.

  2. Stay in Touch, maybe you recently had a promising interview and a job offer seemed to be on the horizon, but now the company has moved to remote work and you haven’t heard from the hiring manager. Now what? Some companies have already called off in-person interviewing and are resorting exclusively to phone and video interviews to continue their hiring processes. Some companies have halted hiring altogether. Don’t lose hope – If the company that you were hoping for has halted their hiring and interview processes, make sure you keep in touch and let them know that you are still interested once things return to normal.

  3. Work on Your Resume & Interview Techniques, take this time to revamp your LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letter strategy so it’s easy for an employer to see your value quickly. Practice some of the interview questions that may have tripped you up in another interview. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on some tips and tricks for sprucing up your resume and answering those tough interview questions.

Click here -> Your Job Search During the Corona Virus

Laura Turner

Great strategy tips, specifically staying in touch - many companies have had to shift focus, makes sense to keep in touch for when hiring is more of a priority.