It's now quite evident how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the overall economic activity across the globe.
As per Naukri JobSpeak , a monthly hiring activity report, the recruitment activity in March 2020 has dropped by 18% as compared to the same period last year.
Industries like Hotel, Travel, Aviation, and Retail have been impacted the most during this time.
So, if you were actively looking out for a job some time back, we understand your challenge!
The situation has drastically changed for you now. Hence, your job search strategy needs to change to keep up your momentum during these unprecedented times.
Take a quick note of some useful tips to keep your job search going.
1. Upskill & stay relevant for recruiter
Learning new skills is vital to stay relevant in your domain of work.
Depending on your interest and career plans, pursue an online course or a certification program to hone your skills.
2. Focus on professional development
This is the ideal time to think more seriously about your professional growth and how you can do that.
Identify the potential growth opportunities available in the long run and fill in any skill gaps.
Develop soft skills that will help you to grow in any organization.
3. Update your resume
In addition to upskilling, it is also important to update your resume.
Add the new skills and certifications you have acquired to increase visibility among recruiters.
Work a little more on making it visually appealing to catch recruiters’ attention.
4. Practice to ace virtual interviews
Nowadays, virtual interviews are gaining momentum and are different from in-person interviews.
Therefore, it is imperative that you start practicing now to ace your interview.
Read up about the various ways you can prepare for virtual interviews.
Practicing video interviews will require you to master your body language, tone of voice and facial expressions.
5. Keep searching for relevant jobs
Don’t sit back with the thought that no recruiter is hiring now.
There might be some companies who are still hiring and you have to search and apply to them.
Yes, this is true that in the current COVID pandemic, several companies have frozen their hiring process, but some will still be hiring.
Therefore, keep your job search on and apply to as many relevant jobs as possible.
Hope these quick tips will help you to pace up your job search and keep you motivated to upskill for new job search challenges.
All the best!