3 Tips When Job Searching During Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19):
If you’re job searching at this time, you are well aware that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is creating delays and other challenges in the process. For those who are out of work or recently became unemployed, here are 3 tips you should apply to your efforts during these uncertain times:
Your Voice Makes a Difference
Phone interviews have historically been used as an initial candidate screening. Recruiters will be talking to more and more people over the phone, and you’ll want to be sure you stand out. What you say may be impressive but if your delivery is off, it just won’t matter. Ensure your tone of voice , pitch, inflection and modulation is spot on. The quickest way to lose someone’s interest is with a monotone voice. Your voice and how you use it are what allow you to communicate confidence, be seen as self-assured and inspire confidence in others.
Being “Ready” for an Online Video Interview
The quality of your video interview depends on two things: your responses and your comfort level with the technology. In terms of your responses, it’s important for you to maintain the formality of the interview as if you were meeting in person. This means you must be absolutely 100% prepared and anticipate being asked the same series of questions. Also, test your tech! Make sure your video apps, phone, or other technology work prior to the call. How? Test the technology with a friend or family member who can advise you on the quality of the connection, sound and image on the other end.
During times like these, being active on social media is more important than ever. Share and comment on articles of interest with your work community. Join discussion groups and become part of the conversation online. It’s a great way to connect with others in your desired field, network and communicate without having to travel or share space with one another. If you start posting your own ideas you never know, a job just might find you.
If you’re job searching during Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), don’t give up! Be patient as employers work to update their policies and processes. Who knows, you could get hired from the comfort of your own home! Have you had success? Share your story with us below.