Excerpt from JobsinNetwork, where the article was originally published.
While the COVID-19 pandemic raises so many questions and uncertainties, we know current job seekers may feel discouraged as we send this email. Of course, we cannot predict how the virus will effectively affect the job market in the long run but what we can do is giving you some tips on how to keep your job search active in this turbulent times.
Get the basics right
Take this time out to make sure your online profile as well as your CV are up to date. Don’t forget you can get a free CV review with our partner TopCV.
While it makes no doubt some companies are slowing down their recruiting efforts others are ramping up theirs to fill critical positions. We at JobsinNetwork, still upload thousands of jobs across the globe every day. Go check them out.
Focus on your personal development
Learn, learn, learn. The time you have now is your friend. Wether you want to improve your language skills, develop your coding and design technique or become a digital marketing guru, our partners got you covered!
Prepare for a virtual interview
While we socially distance ourselves, chances are the hiring and onboarding processes will be all virtual. Make sure you’re at ease with the different online meeting programs and that the set-up is right (i.e. background, light, camera and microphone).
Think short term if you need to supplement your income
You may consider looking for a part-time or remote position that is outside of your field until you get an offer. Who knows, perhaps you’ll find a career path you wouldn’t have necessarily imagined otherwise.