This pandemic is a very unique situation and so is very difficult to really know how to navigate and how to even go about your daily lives without the certainty that this is going to end anytime soon.

Here are some tips on how to maximize and optimize your efforts and whether it’s worth even doing anything at all.

  • Recruiting efforts are likely on hold right now, but not everywhere. If you haven’t landed your job offer, then what you can expect is that, for the most part, a lot of companies have put their recruiting efforts on hold. This is an opportunity for you to just simply take a step back and accept thing are going to move a little bit more slowly. This situation is going to take time, slightly longer than you initially hoped for, but it does not mean that you should give up on your job search because eventually this will end. So, set up your LinkedIn profile, make sure you have a compelling well-written CV, be prepared so that when these opportunities do come, youre ready to go.
  • Hiring manager are still keeping their eyes out for strong talent. Just because hiring managers aren’t hiring right now doesn’t mean that they are not going to hire eventually. So that means that you still want to stay on their radar and make sure they remember who you are and note that you’re actively in the market and looking for any potential opportunities that will come up later down the line. You want to be someone who reaches out directly to these hiring managers and let them know that you are interested in and what opportunities you’d be interested in.
  • Interviews will most likely be done virtually. Because of virus this is something that is going to stick with us in the future we’re hiring managers end up using and relying  on technology to do interviews more than they have in the past, so using any type of video call platform to do your future interviews is just something that you can expect. Make sure you have a good quality camera; make sure that the angle is that eye level to you, not beneath you, not too high above you; have good lighting; be mindful of your backdrop.
  • If you’re not aware of what you’re consuming and thinking on a daily basis, you will feel anxious, stressed, frustrated, and uncertain during this time period. When we allowed ourselves to be consumed by what’s going on in the news, living in fear, we end up feeling hopeless and feeling that there’s nothing that we can do. But you can train your mind in what it is that you allow yourself to consume and believe. Separate the thoughts that aren’t helping you, so that you can stat to take care of yourself better.