If you’re job hunting right now, you’re competing with millions of Americans who have lost their jobs after coronavirus shut down the economy.
In this lesson, we’ve compiled some tips for job seekers about how to navigate the new job market.
- Update your resume: Remember, your resume is not one-size-fits-all. Tailor it to match the job posting: Use the same words the employer uses when it comes to skills, experience, and title. This can increase the chances that your resume will be selected by an applicant tracking system.
- Tap your network: Think about what you are looking for in your next position and reach out proactively to people you think might be able to help with connections, an introduction, or a potential referral.
- Keep learning: Take this time to learn new skills. It will help you keep your resume sharp and give you something to point to during interviews to show you are motivated and eager to learn.
- Learn to sell yourself: This is a big one. When it comes to pitching yourself to potential employers, focus on your adaptability and confidence, and be ready to share real-life examples that prove you have these traits. Good luck!