|Job hunting can be daunting and stressful, especially during a global pandemic. Whether you have chosen to take the next step in your career, lost your job prior to COVID or as a result of redundancy, we have put together some of our top tips to help you secure a new role.
1. Break it down into small, manageable tasks.
2. Build your career confidence.
3. Be open-minded when considering opportunities.
4. Be patient after applying for a role.
5. Proactively upskill to address your weaknesses
6. Update your CV for the new era of work
7. Perfect your remote interview skills
Virtual interviews have dramatically increased in popularity and will likely be the norm going forward. Many of the tips given for face-to-face interviews also apply to virtual interviews. However, there are also additional considerations to make. For more advice on perfecting your virtual interview technique, click here.
8. Talk to a Recruiter
Industry recruiters are the best contacts to give you invaluable insights into the current job market. Recruiters also help you understand what employers are looking for in their new hires and ways you can improve in the way your market yourself. If you are currently job hunting and need some extra support, contact our friendly Recruitment team on 0333 242 3660.
It is entirely possible to find a new role during a pandemic. A key point to bear in mind is to remember not to put too much pressure on yourself and make sure to take regular breaks form your job search to avoid burning out.
As I said in the introduction, it is entirely possible to find a new job during a pandemic or recession. By following the above steps, you will be able to better demonstrate your value to employers and maximise your chances of job search success in the wake of COVID-19.
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