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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world and has led to shutdowns, lockdowns, and social distancing all over the world. In addition to affecting the health of millions of people around the world, the virus has also led to many economic problems. With many businesses closing down for the foreseeable future, or ceasing operations permanently, a lot of people have lost their job.
As of the writing of this article, tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs, with surely more to come. Once the pandemic ends and the restrictions open back up many people will have to restart their careers and find a new job.
Without any further ado, this article is going to go over a few tips to find a job easily after restarting your career once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
The first tip to find a job easily is to start now, don’t wait for the pandemic to end. If you wait too long, you will have a lot more competition than if you started now. Look online for openings, check out postings, and think about the kind of job you want. There are even platforms you can use to reach out to employers directly, without leaving your home. Here’s a great place to get started in your search for a new employer.
Also, take the time that all of us are essentially sitting at home to work on your skills. There are plenty of online and virtual courses in nearly every industry to help boost your skillset. You could work on your coding skills, your design skills, learn new software, and everything in between.
Many of these are free or incredibly affordable, as well. The better a potential employee you are, the easier it will be to find a job and start a new career once this pandemic ends.
Your resume gives employers a brief outlook on who you are as an employee. It should include your skills, your education, and your work history. After losing a job is the perfect time to take a look at (and rework) your resume. You should update it with new skills or positions, make sure all grammar and spelling are correct and include numbers or stats to back up any claims.
For example, instead of saying you have great marketing skills, say that you organized a campaign that had an x ROI. This will help potential employers truly see your skills, in more than a general manner. Make sure the resume is formatted correctly and is simple to read and follow. The better your resume, and the more tailored it is to a certain opening, the better your chances are of getting a callback.
While a resume can get your foot in the door, it is ultimately your skills as an interviewee that can often land you a job. Being able to successfully talk about your skills, what you can bring to a company and answer any question thrown your way can go a long way in helping you land a job.
Being stuck at home all day is the perfect chance to work on your interview skills. Look at online resources, prepare yourself to answer common questions, and even consider doing some practice interviews. Once the pandemic ends and you can start interviewing for positions, you will be well-suited to answer all of their questions and can paint yourself in the best light possible.
In conclusion, we hope that this article has been able to help you learn a few tips to find a job easily after restarting your career after COVID-19.