With unemployment on the rise and thousands of jobs at risk, finding a new job is difficult right now, but not impossible. So how can you be sure to find a new job during this pandemic? Well, here at Colbern Limited, we are leading recruitment specialists. And this is our guide to everything you should consider when applying for jobs during the pandemic.
Top tips for finding a job in the pandemic:
- Follow up on your application- while many HR teams are battling the work from home situation, following up on your application can be a more nuanced situation than usual. Too many follow up emails, or emails that arrive too soon will simply slow down the process. If you haven’t had confirmation of your application being received, following up on this a few days after the deadline can be a good idea. If you know your application was received, following up when you haven’t heard about the next stage of the process will depend on the nature of the job. If the job is likely to have multiple parts to the process, following up early can be a good idea.
- Spend time on your CV- make sure that your CV is likely to stand out. Right now there is an increased number of people applying for similar jobs, due to increased unemployment. As a result, it is more important than ever that your CV is shortlisted. Tailor each CV for each job you apply for to help increase your changes of success.
- Prepare for an online interview- interviews can be nerve-wracking at the best of times, but when these are hosted on zoom, there are even more challenges. If you have a job interview during the pandemic, it is likely to be online, so be sure to prepare your internet, and practice the process.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Colbern Limited.