Whether you’ve lost your job due to the pandemic or decided your current industry wasn’t right for you – it’s time to get to work on your CV and delve into job hunting. It can be a daunting task and will require a lot of dedication. By following a few simple steps, you’ll be on your way to the next stage of your career in no time.
One of the best places to start with your job hunt is getting professional help. Read through your CV and ask yourself what your past roles have in common. You want to find a job which will use your relevant experience and makes the most of your unique skill set. You need to be confident with the skills you’ve gained from your past experience. Interim recruitment agencies can help you find the right job for you. They can guide you in the right direction and potentially put you on a path you would have never thought to go down.
Create a Schedule
You’ll be surprised by how much time job applications can take. It’s almost like full-time work in itself. You need to create a schedule for yourself and stick to it. You can set yourself time where you will check job listings and time to work on applications. It’s a good idea to be as proactive as possible. There will be a lot of competition and the earlier you apply, the higher chances you have of getting through to the next stage.
Boost Skill Set
While you’re looking for full-time work, you can do things to help make your CV stand out. You can take on voluntary work to help out your community. Though if you decide to take on in-person work be sure to assess the risks of the environment, and whether you feel comfortable being in those conditions. If you’d rather stick online you could take classes to broaden your skills, such as a second language or basic video editing. Doing something you enjoy, while also making you a more viable candidate is a win-win.
Not Just Local
You don’t have to limit yourself by only applying for local companies. Work from home is set to be a continuing trend for the future, so you can expand your search to cover cities across the country. Most roles will state whether working from home is an option, or offer flexibility for the right candidate. You should also get used to networking online and attending virtual events. There are so many online possibilities for you so spend time doing research.
Job hunting can be stressful – especially during 2020. Be kind to yourself, put the work in necessary, and you’ll find a job that’s right for you. Do you have any job hunting tips?