How the Coronavirus is Impacting Job Searches

Has your job search been impacted by the coronavirus? Have you had any interviews cancelled or switched to online and/or phone interviews? As each type of industry is impacted uniquely, things are changing on a daily basis. However, the good news is that many companies are realizing how much work can be done remotely.

The result will most likely be an increase in the availability of remote jobs.  Jobs site Glassdoor reported a more than doubling of job postings with keywords related to coronavirus this month, particularly within the government, healthcare, biotech and pharmaceuticals.

What can you do to keep your job search going?

Get familiar with video conferencing software and apps. Video conferencing apps, including WeChat Work, Zoom and Slack, have risen nearly fivefold since the start of the year. If you haven’t used any of these programs, take the time now to play around with them and get comfortable with them. The first time you use it should not be five minutes before your scheduled remote interview!

Update your resume. This is a great time to update your resume, especially if you have experience working remotely. Don’t forget to list the relevant technology you are familiar with. Take advantage of our FREE Resume Critique. If you’d like to talk to one of our professional resume writers about your current job situation as it relates to the current coronavirus climate, give us a call at (800) 800-1220.

Update your social profiles. As with your resume, take some time to review and update all of your social profiles. Pay particular attention to LinkedIn as it pertains to your job search. If you need help we offer LinkedIn Portfolio Services.

A list of Resources From Our Blog Archive

5 Tips for Applying for a Remote Job

The Don’ts of Phone Interviews

What it Takes to Get Hired in 2020

Workforce Changes in 2020: What to look for

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