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6 Tips to Help Your Job Search During COVID-19

With a changing job market, economic downturn, and the uncertainty that’s come with this global health crisis, your job search may have been put on the back burner. Today, we’re covering 6 tips to help you keep up with your job search and tackle the obstacles that you may face in the current job market.

1. Be Adaptable

With COVID-19’s effects on the economy and job market, it’s important to remember to be adaptable to change. Hiring and recruiting processes, work environment, and required skills and experience are all changing with the requirements of a mid-pandemic market, and evaluating your expectations and priorities can help you align your job search to fit the type of role you’re looking for.

2. Don’t Give Up

It can be tempting to put a pause on your job search amid so much uncertainty, but keep in mind that hiring situations can change at any time. Reach out to hiring managers or recruiters that you’ve been in contact with in the past, and keep your resume updated on job search sites.

3. Broaden Your Search

It can be disheartening to find a lack of jobs in your field during your job search. To expand your options, think about additional roles you may be interested in pursuing, consider how the work you were doing before the pandemic has changed and evolved, and be open to exploring roles you may not have previously considered.

4. Consider Contract Work

Permanent opportunities have been disappearing for the past several months – but for some, it’s easier than ever to find contract work. If you haven’t already, consider searching for contract or temporary roles. Many of these contracts span several months, feature the possibility of extension, and can even offer higher rates than regular permanent roles. Connecting with a recruiter in your area is a great way to learn about contract opportunities and prepare yourself for temporary employment.

5. Expand Your Online Network

It’s more important than ever to equip yourself with the skills necessary to effectively network online. Update your LinkedIn profile, check out social media groups, and consider reaching out to recruiters and hiring managers in your field. Networking online helps you to learn about opportunities you may not have known about otherwise, and allows you to connect with people that will be invaluable throughout every stage of your job search.

6. Be Prepared for Remote Interviews and Work

One of the biggest changes since the onset of COVID-19 has been the push towards remote hiring practices and remote work. Because of this, a great way to equip yourself for a successful job search is to get prepared for this ahead of time. Set up a comfortable home office, get organized, and consider investing in a quality webcam to help you stand out during potential interviews.

Don’t forget – Stellar Recruitment is here to help during these difficult times. If you or someone you know is struggling in their hiring practices or job search, get in touch at info@stellar-recruitment.com to speak to a recruiter today.

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Posted by Emily