How to find a job in pandemic times

How to find a job in pandemic times

Since the spring, many sectors have suffered greatly because of the coronavirus pandemic. In some cases, employers were forced to lay off workers permanently or even shut down their businesses altogether.

As a result, finding a job during a pandemic can be challenging. Your best bet is to put all the chances on your side so that your virtual interviews are successful and you get the job you want. Here are a few tips that may help you.

Do your homework

The first step is to do some homework. Browse ads on the web and make sure your friends and family know you’re looking for a job. Send your application to the companies that have posted a job you’re interested in, and make sure to follow up when necessary.

In these uncertain times, finding a job isn’t easy. You’ll need to exercise a lot of patience, especially since the hiring process can be slower than usual. It may take a while to get responses to your emails or feedback after sending your resume.

It’s a good idea to include all the required and duly completed documents along with your application to avoid slowing down the hiring process further. Also, keep in mind that employers sometimes ignore incomplete applications.

Your virtual interview

Online interviews can be more stressful than face-to-face interviews. And, in light of the pandemic, the online interview approach is very popular with employers. Prepare for the interview in the same way as you would for a face-to-face interview. Remember to pick a quiet location and dress appropriately.

During the interview, it is good practice is to look at the camera when you speak. Doing so will give the interviewer the impression that you are looking them in the eye, as you would during a face-to-face interview.

The downsides of videoconference interviews

This type of interview does have some drawbacks. While having a first interview online saves you from having to travel, you won’t have the chance to visit the company’s offices or meet team members you might be working with in the future. Consequently, it’ll be harder for you to imagine working there, and you’ll only learn more about the company after you get the job.

We invite you to read our blog article on videoconference interviews to be even better prepared for your virtual job interview and more tips on this topic. You’ll then have all the tools you need to make an excellent virtual first impression!

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