During COVID-19, here are 12 pointers to help you with your work quest

The recruiting process is now conducted entirely online. Interviews are performed by phone and video in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, and large and small businesses (Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting, Webex).

You will excel if you are imaginative, versatile, and patient. Keep in mind that the selection process is continually changing, as are the timelines. Maintain a good attitude and drive in your career quest. Keep applying for work. Your efforts will be rewarded.

Here are some pointers to help you with your work quest during COVID-19:

  1. Expect the recruiting process to take a little longer than normal.
  2. Expect to apply for five to ten times as many positions as you expected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Make time per day to look for work and apply for them. Finding a career is a job in and of itself.
  4. Make sure your online profile is up to date.
  5. Be certain that your social media presence portrays you in the best light possible.
  6. Use work-search websites like Handshake, Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor to find a job.
  7. Accept a temporary position to show your skills.
  8. Make your cover letter and resume unique to the position you’re applying for.
  9. Set up job alerts on all of the major online job search engines.
  10. Before the real interview, practise a simulated or phone interview.
  11. Practicing your elevator speech is a good idea. Retell the tale as many times as you can.
  12. Find out which businesses are recruiting. The health-care sector is in desperate need of jobs. Thousands of people are required by companies including Aldi, Amazon, Walgreens, and Pepsi
 
Before your video interview, make the following preparations:

  • Keep an eye on what’s going on around you. Dress appropriately — the interviewers will be able to see everything about your setting, so make sure it’s neutral and professional.
  • Be sure the technology works before you use it. Sound and video should both be reviewed.
  • Practice is needed for the video interview. Make time to practise, study, and develop your skills.
 
Before your phone interview, make the following preparations:
 
  • Don’t take the phone interview lightly. Make sure you’re not disturbed and in a peaceful environment.
  • Check to see if you have good cell coverage.
  • Keep in mind that there might be time variations.
  • When arranging an interview, double-check the time zone.

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