As effects of the COVID-19 pandemic ripple through the economy, both recent graduates and seasoned professionals are searching for opportunities to advance their careers. Current social distancing measures are limiting face-to-face contact, but how will going virtual change employment prospects both during and after the pandemic? Will business continue to utilize virtual recruiting methods to reach more candidates and cut costs? Most importantly, what does the online recruitment revolution mean for you? Despite the uncertainty, there’s good news for candidates and companies alike. In the future, virtual platforms and progress in AI will help connect savvy candidates to recruiters—regardless of how physically distant they may be.
As we deal with an economy that seems to get more challenging every day, the question on many job seekers minds is a fairly simple one: is this the right time to search, and apply for a job?
The answer, unequivocally, is yes.
Networking has always been a vital aspect of your job search, and recent events have made it even more important. Studies have shown that up to 85% of all jobs are found by networking. With companies needing to fill a variety of open positions in the near future, it’s more important than ever to reach out to those around you to get a jump on these opportunities. Here are four tips for using online networking to find your next job:
Are you considering stretching the truth a bit on your resume? Do you think adding a little extra pizazz will get you an interview?
When you find a job that you’re nearly perfect for, but missing a few of the desired skills or experience, it can be tempting to fib a little. If a little white lie puts you over the edge, it’s worth the risk, right?
Are you open to taking a new career path but waiting for a sign that it’s time to move on? While you’re waiting for a major event to show you it’s time to leave, you may be missing the signs that are already there. Here are four signs that it’s time to start looking:
Have you ever run across a job listing that was offering an unrealistic amount of money for what seems an unreasonably small amount of work? Or a job where the main requirement seems to be that you are a human being over the age of 18? While most job ads you’ll find are for real opportunities, you may run into a situation where you have questions about its legitimacy. When you are scouring the net for job opportunities, here are four red flags to keep an eye out for:
Worried that you aren’t the perfect candidate for the job, or that you aren’t applying to enough opportunities? Maybe you’re watching the phone and wondering why you haven’t heard back from your Hiring Manager? There are a lot of job search myths out there that may be causing you some extra stress. It’s time to debunk the three most common:
Does your job search feel like it’s veering off course? Are you spending more time reading the news and surfing your LinkedIn feed than actually looking for jobs? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us, and there are things you can do to quickly rectify the issue. Here are four ways you can take back control of your job search:
Considering how much we rely on technology, it can be surprising that some of the best job search techniques were created long before iPhones and three-hour Avenger films. Networking, and making a one-on-one human connection, is still the most effective way to get a job, and there is no better place to do this than at a job fair. Wondering how to get the most out of your job fair experience? Here are four things you need to do:
It would be a shame to put so much time into prepping for an interview, only to derail it because you made a mistake before you even had a chance to shake the Hiring Manager’s hand. Most of your attention is going to be on the face-to-face portion of your interview, but it’s worth remembering that your interview will start the moment you arrive on location. Here are three things that can ruin your interview even before you actually meet the Hiring Manager.