Job seeking has changed drastically in the wake of the pandemic. Interviews are largely virtual, and more and more jobs are remote. Moreover, hiring trends might look entirely different for your industry. At Staffers, we can help you navigate these changes with several tips that will help you adapt.
Establish a remote workspace
Remote work is here to stay. With that said, you might consider getting your remote setup ready to go. Your employer will likely give you additional technology. However, establishing your workspace in advance will demonstrate your preparedness and attention to detail. You can prepare by finding an interview or Zoom call appropriate background in a distraction-free space. Not only will this help your interview, but it will also help potential employers to envision you in the job.
Update your resume
It’s always important to update your resume to showcase how your skills translate to remote work. If you have previously worked in a remote position, be sure to emphasize this. If not, make sure to incorporate skills required for remote work, such as communication and the ability to work well in independent settings.
Understand the hiring trends in your industry
Some industries are booming while others have suffered from the pandemic. If you are applying for jobs in an industry that has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, you may be missing out on other great job placements that reflect your skillset and provide opportunities for growth. According to The Muse, tech, healthcare and health tech, fintech, or financial industry services tech, e-commerce, customer service, and renewable energy are all industries that are on the rise. To adapt in the event that you need to make a change, The Muse recommends considering the skills you developed in your previous position and what those skills might translate to in a new industry.
Work with a staffing firm!
Job applications are becoming more and more automated, and it can feel like you are submitting your resume into a void. By working with a staffing firm, you can ensure that you get personalized care and access to job opportunities that you wouldn’t be able to find online. Working with a staffing firm ensures that you will get in front of the right people.
If you are job seeking, call Staffers today! We specialize in office and administrative work and offer temporary, temp to perm, and direct hire opportunities.