Job-hunting amidst COVID-19 can be a bit tricky, as we all adapt to our “new normal,” way of doing things. Here are some practical tips to help you navigate this unique experience of job hunting during a pandemic.
Polish Your Resume
A polished resume with a stand-out format will be sure to grab attention and get you the interviews you deserve. It’s more important now than ever to have a well written and updated format to showcase your skills electronically. Since you may never actually meet the interviewer in person during COVID-19, your resume is your best tool to leave a good impression.
Prepare for a Remote Interview
The remote interviewing is new for most of us. But, if you do it well, you will be leaps ahead of your competition, since many people are uncomfortable with this kind of interview. When you are interviewing, be sure to look into the camera, this is equal to making eye contact. Dress professionally, and show that you are taking the interview seriously. Make sure your background looks clean and professional. Make sure to smile. If you are new to video calls, practice beforehand with a friend or colleague. The last thing you want is a technical difficulty during the interview.
Show You are Tech Savvy (or Become Tech Savvy)
Being tech savvy is really important during this work from home era. The ability to communicate electronically is key to success during this time. Make sure that you are well versed in technology that the company uses to communicate such as Skype for Business, Webex, Webinar, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Slack. Employers want to see that you can excel in a remote workplace, and that you will be able to hit the ground running with the various communication technology.