Tips to Help with Job Hunt During COVID-19

19th August 2020

I’m often asked for tips to help with the job hunt during COVID-19.

Here a summary:

– The hiring process takes much longer than usual. Be patient.

– Expect to apply for 10 times the number of jobs that you had planned to before Covid-19. I’m gonna call it out, lots of firms have job adverts they paid for pre-Covid, posted for pipelining purposes.

– Set aside time each day to search and apply for jobs. It’s a job in itself.

– Use your network, it’s gold.

– Your online profile has to look slick. So many people forget that.

– Block your FB and Insta pages, nobody needs to see your evening antics.

– If you are open to temporary work then make that clear.

– Tailor your CV to the job you’re applying, as much as possible.

– Set job alerts with online search engines. It’s easy.

– Practice a virtual interview before one happens.

– Tell people what your USP is. Practice that, over and over again.

Pretty much all interviews, especially first stage are on video, be prepared:

– Be aware of your surroundings.

– Dress professionally.

– Be sure the background isn’t messy.

– Check the tech ahead of time, including sound and video.

– Get away from distractions, including pets and kids.

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