Hope you are safe and sound and are reading this article from the cozy corner of your home. Covid-19 has impacted the global economy severely. Experts say that this crisis will hit harder than the 2007-08 financial crisis. We are sure everyone would like to know How to search for a Job in times of Crisis like Covid-19 ?
In this tough time, some of us might be under the radar of job loss or might have to switch due to fact that they are replaceable by some cheaper resource or a machine. We try to bring forth some useful tips that can help you in your Job Search in Covid-19 Crisis
- Prepare a Crisp Resume :- It’s very necessary to create an informative resume, but it doesn’t mean that your resume has to be four page long. Use the right set of keywords to come into the eyes of the recruiter. If required take help of industry expert .
- Update your Linkedin profile and be an active participator, mention your contribution and job role very clearly. Follow the Industry leaders and connect with HR and Recruiters.
Update your Profile on multiple Job portals like naukri.com, shine, indeed, hirist, updazz or IIM Jobs depending on your area of expertise.
Prepare a focused list of companies that you would like to target, if you are not sure about that it’s very easy to research about the consultancies operating in your city. Connect with these consultancies because these are the first people to be approached whenever any new job comes in the market.
Try to Find out the Hiring Policies of your Targeted Compnaies : Suppose you have shortlisted few companies that you think you can apply for, try and connect with existing employees of these companies and understand their hiring policies as some have their internal HR team and some totally depend on the consultancies.
Continuously upgrade or refresh your skills be it through certifications or digital courses as this always brings an edge to your resume and this lock-down is a perfect period to do that. A little effort can take your career to great heights
Please keep your expectations realistic, people lose the offer not because they lack the skill but because they have unnecessary expectations and do not understand the market scenarios.
Increase your networking, keep in touch with your alumni, colleagues, college mates, school mates and even professors. Tell them that you are in search for a good opportunity. You never know which long lost friend or colleague of yours can refer you in your dream company.
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Jitu is Co-Founder of Mantras2Success. He has Engineering & MBA degrees to his name, along with 10+ years of corporate work experience in fortune 500 companies. Jitu is passionate about improving the careers of the modern day professional. He would be reading books or watching documentaries if not fulfilling his dreams at Mantras2Success.