While our world has been quarantined, we’ve been forced into a new virtual job search. A rise in video conversations and fewer job postings have compelled us to learn new ways of doing things.
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus, we’ve been forced to use tools to network and interview for jobs virtually. This means you’re already virtually job searching, but there’s still so much more to learn.
There are benefits to this situation. Everyone has to do it this way. In other words, no one has an advantage because no one can meet in-person. Plus, you’re saving money and time by not having to travel to get to the event.
Mastering a virtual job search is challenging. But there is a bright side. You probably met some new people during live presentations, webinars and online classes. And you’ve probably learned some new technology as well.
Yes, these are scary times, but they won’t last forever.
And maybe, just maybe, we’ve all learned some valuable lessons.
This week’s summary is all about becoming better at virtual job search.
You’ll find advice and tips on:
- Virtual job interviews and video meetings
- Job search resources
- Top Companies Hiring Now
- Cover letter examples
- Advice on working remotely
- Moving through grief
Please follow the authors and resources listed here for more guidance and expert advice.
How To Nail A Virtual Job Interview
by Halley Bondy | Career Toolbelt
Video interviews are the norm right now so check out these tips by career development manager Brie Weiler Reynolds of FlexJobs. You’ll learn ways to make the video conversation flow.
6 Free Resources To Help People 50+ Find Work Now
by Nancy Collamer | My Lifestyle Career
Older workers need extra guidance when it comes to searching for a new job during a pandemic so here are six that offer high-quality guidance, tools and resources.
This Week: Top 100 Employers with 700,000+ Jobs Open NOW
by Susan P. Joyce | Job-Hunt.org
700,000 jobs are available this week at the top 100 employers. Hospitality and retailing industries dominate this list. Please read advice on how to find jobs and use this information to proactively find opportunities in your geographic region.
How To Use Video For Job Search and Personal Branding
by Meg Guiseppi |Executive Career Brand
When you can’t network or meet people face to face, the next best thing is video. “Video has a greater impact on people than plain content. And videos posted anywhere online rank higher in Google, LinkedIn and other search engines than plain content on a digital page.”
A BBC Reporter On How To Be a Video Conference Rock Star
by Paul Boutin | DropBox
Whether your meeting on Zoom, Teams, Skype, WebEx, or Meet, you’ll want to follow these dos and don’ts for your next video meeting. And if you’ve found yourself exhausted after a day of video meetings, you aren’t alone. They take more energy.
The Best Cover Letter Examples for Every Type of Job Seeker
by Alyse Kalish | The Muse
Yes, you should always send a cover letter. You never know if it will get read but if it does, you want it to explain why you are interested in the job (specifically) and how you are qualified. Your resume doesn’t do this concisely. You’ll want to save this one!
6 Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out
by Biron Clark | Job-Hunt.org
Take the extra steps and effort to make your better than the average job seeker’s. Very few are doing all these things and when you do, you’ll stand out.
23 Essential Tips for Working Remotely
by Lindsey Pollak and Eileen Coombes | Inc.
When it comes to remote work, we all need a little help in these areas: communication, morale and self-care. And because most of us were forced to work from home without preparation, we need all the help we can get.
Global Grief: Moving Through Shock + Overwhelm in a Time of Crisis
by Dr. Claire Nicogossian, Clinical Psychologist | Thrive Global
This article explains the reasons we are grieving and describes the range of emotions we experience after a loss. Nicogossian says, “when you create space for your emotions, you move through grief.” More than anything, it validates why we are so emotional during this time.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.