Your Job Search in the era of Covid

Identify your skills and the responsibilities you want and search using those keywords!

People usually start their job search by searching for job titles, however you might miss out on an opportunity by focusing on a certain title. Instead, identify your skills and the responsibilities you want and search using those keywords. Also, considering Covid-19, there will be some changes that need to be made in your strategies and approaches particularly in terms of networking and interviewing.

Do your research

Employer Research:

Go directly to the position’s main duties and line them up with the company’s mission statement. Are you able to see how the everyday tasks lineup with the overall progress of the company and customers.

Market Research:

Explore what are the key areas that are growing and where employers are desperately seeking talent or likely to need more talent in the next few years.

Get organized

Make sure you have systems in place for tracking potential employers, key contacts you want reach out to, and jobs you’ve applied to.

Organized people don’t waste time. They recognize that keeping things organized goes hand-in-hand with staying productive. They make and keep schedules for the day and week. They make deadlines and set goals.  How you do anything is how you do everything.

Practice for an interview

While you can’t prepare for every single interview question you will be asked, you can still brush up on your interviewing skills by practicing your answers to the most common questions asked by recruiters and hiring managers. Knowing how you will respond in advance will keep you composed during any future interviews.

Most importantly

Don’t forget to take care of yourself during this trying time. Finding a new job is stressful — especially when you’re in a rush. Take some time to meditate, exercise, listen to your favorite album, or whatever else it is that helps you unwind — and make sure to find a support network as well.