Companies Are Still Hiring. Keep Your Job Search Going!
There is a lot of uncertainty around jobs and hiring right now with the COVID-19 pandemic—especially if you’re a job seeker still trying to make progress in your search. Phyton Talent Advisors wants to reassure you that employers are still looking for candidates like you and they need to fill essential roles more than ever.
So, what can you do? Stay proactive! We have put together some of the most proactive things you can do while job hunting, and as always, Phyton talent advisors is here to help! Contact us to learn more.
Revamp and Spruce Up Your Resume
Take some time to perfect your resume, or portfolio to adequately showcase your skills, education and experience. Write unique cover letters for each position, explaining why you want the job and how you feel you can add value to the company.
Take Online Course to Hone Your Skills
Whether you’re looking for a job in a new field or just wanting to upgrade your current skillset, taking online course can help your resume get noticed. Not only does it give you new skills, it shows that you’re motivated and willing to do what it takes to better yourself and get the right job. (Checkout edX.org for some great classes)
Revise and Update Your LinkedIn
Your LinkedIn profile is going to be at the top of the search results for your name. Spend some time making sure your profile is complete, and accurately showcases your skills and experience. Ask your connections to endorse you and to give your personal and professional recommendations.
Sharpen Your Interview Skills
The job interview is your chance to shine, to sell your unique mix of experience, education, training, and skills to the hiring manager. If you are going on first interviews, but never getting invited back, your interviewing style may be flawed. Two of the most common flaws for jobseekers is failing to anticipate potential interview questions and not developing strategic responses to those questions. If you’re struggling with interviewing, you can try practicing mock interviews with friends, family, or career experts.
Use this time to be proactive, there is always a silver lining!