5 Tips for Job Searching During the COVID-19 Pandemic
How do you keep going with your job search in an uncertain world? While some companies are unfortunately downsizing, others are hiring now for critical positions. Here are five tips for job searching during the COVID-19 pandemic:
1. Request an informational interview…virtually
Use free tools such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams to connect with someone working in your ideal job. Learn more about informational interviewing here.
2. Focus on your network
If you’re not active on LinkedIn, there’s never been a better time to update your profile and post articles relevant to your field. Be sure to change your settings so that recruiters can easily find you, and don’t forget to follow CareerSource Brevard for the latest job search tips.
3. Prepare for virtual interviews
Many employers are conducting phone or video interviews instead of in-person meetings as we practice social distancing, so now is the time to practice your skills. Get help with internet and computer access here.
4. Complete a certificate or training
Many websites are offering free or discounted professional development opportunities, so if you have the time, teach yourself some new skills that will help you expand your career horizons. Bookmark our Education and Training Assistance page for updates on local offerings.
5. Rest if you can
Lean on your support system during this difficult time, and remember to get enough rest. We’re here to help you get back to work as quickly as possible, so ask us questions!
Sources: FastCompany and Kyle Elliott
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