Gaining your dream role during a global pandemic

July 11, 2020 in Making Money - 2 Comments

Now that the initial panic of closures and redundancies have stabilised recruitment practices have started to find their ‘new normal’.

Working in a HR department, I can safely say that recruitment is picking up again, so here are my top 5 ways of preparing and searching for a new role during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Networking is key!

Zoom is the main tool being used and the good news is that it is free to use.

Look online for online networking events and get your details on LinkedIn, if you haven’t already to maximise your opportunities.

Boost your skills

Now is the perfect time to boost your skills and qualifications and neither need cost a penny!

Open University for example, has a number of courses that you can complete for free and receive certification to prove your newly developed skills.

Find yourself a great recruiter

When businesses need to increase employee numbers, they may outsource this to recruiters due to sheer volume.

Start building these relationships now and get them to give your CV a once over and provide you with feedback and you will be at the forefront of their mind

Consider temporary work

If you are currently out of work, consider temporary work to tide you over. Take into account any transferable skills you have and use these to search the wider job market.

Alternatively, if you have a passion or hobby that you could turn into freelance work, you could make your income that way.

Prepare yourself for virtual interviews

Appropriate dress is essential as is making sure you are in a quiet area where you will not be disturbed.

The interviewer will want to see you, so make sure you’re in a well lit area.

Anything else?

Yes! It is a great idea to have some supporting statements as to how you will work from home.

Hiring managers will ask questions around organising and managing your time, as well as how you keep motivated.

The last thing I would add is to consider how urgent your job search is.

Your dream job is out there, but so is uncertainty, so accept any roles with caution.

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This article originally appeared on on 7 June 2020.


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  • Patrick July 28, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Great tips! Now is a great time to look at starting a business or improving on skills that employers would value in a work place 🙂

  • Helen Copson July 28, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Some great tips here, thank you!

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