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Finding a Job in the Time of Coronavirus

It is undeniable that COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. We’ve been with presented new challenges that we are forced to work through together. In addition to affecting our daily lives, we’ve also seen an impact on companies hiring processes. If you are looking for employment during this time, we encourage you not to get discouraged. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your job search while social distancing.

Revamp Your Resumé

If you have been using the same resumé and not having much luck, now is an ideal time to revamp it. Whether it’s exploring a different layout or adjusting your writing style, crafting a compelling resume is crucial in your job search.

Target Essential Industries

While it may seem like there has been a lull in hiring, there are plenty of essential businesses that are actively seeking employees. Industries such as healthcare, warehouse, and grocery are just a few divisions looking for employees to handle their recent influx in business. Consider targeting positions within these growing industries if you’re looking for immediate employment.

Stay Prepared

Despite practicing social distancing, employers are still conducting interviews through video platforms such as Zoom or GoToMeeting. Preparing for an interview does not change even if you’re doing it from the comfort of your own home. Start by making sure you have a quiet space in your home with a strong Internet connection. Then be sure to get dressed just like you would for a normal interview, it is important to look professional during this time.

Remain Patient

It is important to remember that things may move at a different pace than what we are accustomed to. Remember to stay both diligent and patient throughout this process.

Work with a Recruiter

Looking for a job can be a stressful and daunting process. While we navigate this uncertain time, having someone to partner with you in your search can be a comforting resource. At Dawson, we have industry-specialized recruiters who work directly with hiring managers across Central Ohio. They are equipped and ready to work with you on finding employment. We are here to be of resource to you.