Job Searching Tips During COVID-19
While many workers have been laid off or furloughed due to the pandemic, the good news is that more recently, there has been a hiring surge – a demand for qualified workers and a workforce shortage. If you’re currently in the market for a new job, start by addressing these questions:
- Have you updated your online profile and resumé?
- Are you researching companies that are currently hiring?
- Are the positions you’re applying for a good match for your experience, education and skill set?
- Does your resume demonstrate that you’re a great candidate based on the qualifications listed in the job posting?
- Have you tailored your cover letter to express specific interest in the hiring company? And does it specifically expound on the value you’d add to the open position?
Now is the time to take a thoughtful look at what you have learned and accomplished since the last time you updated this information. Friday Services offers a clear overview of proven steps for finding a new and exciting next chapter in your professional life.
Be Open to Similar Jobs
We still live in a hiring environment where employment initiatives and timelines are constantly shifting and adjusting. Now is a good time to consider applying to jobs that match your skills, experience and qualifications, but may not exactly match your intended career track. Be willing to explore job opportunities that may leverage your education and skill set but may not have been your first choice. These positions may offer new experiences and help you acquire new skills that may, in turn, transfer into qualifications that can open doors for you down the road.
Take Temporary Jobs to Demonstrate Skills
No matter what career stage you find yourself in – temporary professional placements are also a great way to get your foot in the door and explore new career fields, jump on the fast track to a new job with free education and hands-on experience. Temporary positions can be a smart way to boost your skill set and experience on your resume – demonstrating to potential employers that you’ve got the chops, as a candidate, to take on their assignments. Taking on a temporary placement demonstrates that you are employable. They’re a great way for unemployed workers to get back to work and gain valuable experience and career-building skills and contacts.
It’s not unusual for companies to hire temporary staff to fill in for the holiday season, to cover for full-time employees’ family leave, maternity leave or vacations. Temporary jobs (temp jobs) offer you a short-term job with an employer – to fill in during periods of high customer demand or forecasted need.
Apply at Job Agency
Professional staffing agencies can assist you with resume writing, preparation for an interview, how to dress, and how to build your professional skills. With a recruiter’s professional experience, you can improve access to the quantity and the quality of available positions.
Firms like Friday Services have a network in place to help match you to the type of positions you’re most interested in, and the kind of positions that can work to further your career. And job seekers who sign with a recruiting firm, like Friday Services, don’t pay any fees since these are covered by companies seeking the support of temporary staff.
Find Opportunities with Friday Services
It’s important to stay motivated and positive, and to continue applying for jobs. In the end, your efforts will pay off. We’re here to help introduce you to some exciting possibilities.
We want to position you for success!
At Friday Services, we’ve been helping talented people find the right job at the right companies since 1980. We make it our mission to share the newest, best practices and training to help make workers and employers more productive, competitive and successful. We excel at helping our staff find placements with organizations that appreciate their talent. Along the way we offer helpful training, professional resources and expert advice to bring out the best in your working experience – regardless of your position or the industry in which you work.
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No matter where you are in the job search journey, we can help you enjoy the rewards of a job well done. Apply today!