Landing a new job right now is possible. You just need to adjust your job hunting skills and use some new strategies. And have a little patience.
The last few months have shown us is that we never know what the future holds, therefore, we need to make the most of every moment. It is also forcing us to adapt and adjust to new ways of working and doing things. Developing resiliency and the ability to function in uncertainty will serve you well.
With 40 million people unemployed and potentially more layoffs coming, you’ll need to adjust how you look for and pursue new opportunities in order to get noticed.
HR and recruiters will be swamped with applications from very qualified to very unqualified candidates. Don’t get caught in this game. Adjust your job hunting skills.
This week’s summary includes an article about being your own job developer (or creating your own job).
Another example of what to pay attention to is the new jobs that appear as a result of the Coronavirus. One example is a contact tracer and you can learn more about what that is and how to find those jobs. And yes, there are companies hiring, you’ll see a sampling of those companies below too!
Even job interviews will require you to adjust your job hunting skills by investing more time preparing. Developing stories will absolutely help you interview better.
For the older worker, maybe it’s time to consider easing into retirement with a bridge job. Learn what you can do to prepare for your second act career.
Last but not least, whether you are job hunting or employed, laughter is an important element of self-care and well-being. There’s an article about this below.
You’ll notice this week’s summary looks a bit different. I’d love to know what you think. Do you like it better?
Create Your Own Job
Take Control of Your Job Search Now
Companies Still Hiring
Bridge To Retirement
The Importance of Laughter
As always, thank you to the many talented writers for creating valuable content that helps us all stay current and adjust our job hunting skills.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Here’s what appeared on Career Sherpa this week.