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Landing a job during a pandemic is no easy task, but it shouldn’t make your head hurt either!
Although 2020 initially was on track to follow 2019’s trend toward low unemployment and solid job gains, COVID-19 turn the job market on its head. And going into 2022, the job market is still a bit tough, with expectations that many of the jobs lost in 2020 will least likely return.
Given the especially tough job market, dipping your toe into the job search pool can be intimidating — especially if you haven’t done it in a while or if you’re hoping to make a career shift.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take now to make sure you’re the best candidate possible. Yahoo Finance and GOBankingRates spoke to a few of us career and recruiting experts to get our tips for jump-starting your job search so you’re ready when you’re applying for employment.
✔️ Research the Industry – “Get a feel for the way the industry and respective companies function in the world, the services they provide to others and the types of jobs in that industry that could pose as a potential new career,” said Matthew Warzel, president of MJW Careers. “I love using Google News, Google alerts, Salary.com, Glassdoor, Indeed and LinkedIn to uncover industry and job research.” What you find during your research also can further improve your resume. “Using this research can be a good way to spot industry and job keywords for the core competencies and summary sections, role responsibilities for the experience section and important transferable contributions for the accomplishments section,” Warzel said.
✔️ Setup Indeed Job Alerts – Setting up alerts on Indeed for jobs you potentially could be interested in is a great way to see what’s out there, and when you’re ready to apply, getting these email alerts can give you a leg up on the competition. “Once a role is posted that you’re targeting, you will receive an email and ability to apply sooner than other candidates,” Warzel said. “It’s key to get in as early as possible before you fall to the bottom of the pile of resumes.”
✔️ Finding Continuing Education Opportunities – “Seek out academic programs that can help train and prepare you for your new role,” Warzel said. “Find job openings and the minimum qualifications in each, identify the possible credentials you may need to better position yourself in this new role and find online institutions (where) you can acquire these credentials.” Make sure to list any new credentials on your resume once you earn them.
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