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One of the hardest things that people have had to deal with throughout this pandemic is the loss of work. While some of the population has been able to be furloughed and continue to earn money while they’re not working at the moment, some haven’t been so lucky. Job loss is hard, but job loss during a pandemic? Well, that’s twice as hard! There are way more people out there than usual looking for work, and some industries will be more affected than others, which slows the rate of finding work right down.
The good news is that there are still employers looking for staff. Right now, digital transformation is in demand in the air cargo industry and if you have the skills that can match a developing business, you should put yourself out there. The thing is, you may be put off looking for work because of the pandemic, thinking that you won’t get an interview because who wants to interview wearing a face mask? Here’s the thing: Skype is a beautiful thing, and you can use it to present yourself to employers who are looking to hire someone with your skills. So, let’s take a look at five ways you can keep up your job search throughout this pandemic.
- Activate Job Alerts. You may have a specific job in a specific industry in mind to match your skills, and if you do, you need to set up as many job alerts as possible to ensure that you will be able to get the right jobs as they come through. The pandemic won’t affect every single industry, and you will find that your skills are largely transferable anyway!
- Update Your Credentials. Now is the time to brush up your resume and your cover letters, so when you do apply for jobs, you can wow them instantly with your witty words and fantastic fundamentals!
- Look Further Afield. Let’s say your industry is one of those that HAS been affected by the pandemic, it doesn’t mean that you should be sitting on your butt waiting for more jobs. Get out there and learn something new. Upgrade your qualifications and certifications and you can be a better candidate for jobs.
- Practice. Interviewing is a skill, and before you get an interview with a new company, you need to think about how you are going to stand out from all the other interviewees. You can bet that you’re not going to be the only one out there interviewing, so you need to get it right!
- Prepare Yourself For Being Online. Skype, Zoom, FaceTime – you name it, your potential employers are going to want to interview you via a computer screen. Prepare a space where you can be interviewed online and look professional. This means that your camera needs to be working, at the right height and without a ton of clutter in the camera view behind you. Oh, and wear something on the bottom half of your body – even for an online interview!