Well, true to the fact, hiring has been a little slow. But it does not cancel out the fact that there are companies that are taking this time to look for great talent that will help them recover fast post COVID-19.
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The rise of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused many jobseekers to believe that companies are no longer hiring since they are experiencing an economic cash crunch. People are not searching and applying for jobs with the assumption that there are none out there.
Well, true to the fact, hiring has been a little slow. But it does not cancel out the fact that there are companies that are taking this time to look for great talent that will help them recover fast post COVID-19. Companies are also aware that due to job cuts, there is a massive pool of talented individuals in the job market right now. Here’s how you can take advantage of this period: -
Take time to prepare quality applications
To benefit from this, you need to expel the fear of scarcity of opportunities and competition and prepare psychologically to create the best and most quality applications to secure the job of your dreams. The fact that there are many talented people who are also looking for new jobs should challenge you to prepare applications that will make you stand out from the crowd.
Don’t apply for just any and every job that you come across and refrain from applying hurriedly. Concentrate on jobs that you fit best. Make a winning application that brings out the best out of you; one that points out the good qualities that you have and your achievements.
Show that you can solve a problem
For a company to have a vacancy it simply means that they have a problem and are looking for someone to solve it for them. When you look at a job description, identify the problem that the company is seeking to solve. Package yourself as the suitable problem solver who will not only solve their problems but also go above and beyond to provide value to the company.
This is the time to network
Many people including professionals are spending a lot of their time at home. It therefore presents a prime opportunity to network and build long lasting relationships. At the same time, it is an opportunity to revive past meaningful relationships. Your next opportunity might just be with the next person that you are going to connect with.
Many recruiters and HR Practitioners have time on their hands, they are taking their time to review each application. So, you need to impress them with a stellar CV and cover letter. Though it may seem too optimistic at such a time, thinking positively and tapping into an abundance mindset might just bring your next opportunity right to your doorstep.Check out available job opportunities on Fuzu.