April 14, 2020 | Lee Easton These are uncertain times, to say the least. As we all look for ways to adapt and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, we must continue to look for ways to help each other. One big question mark caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is job security and employment. With most countries going into some state of isolation or quarantine, employers are finding it hard to stay busy, resulting in less work for employees. To help with this, here are some helpful tips to share about job hunting during these uncertain times. Continue Applying A significant concern is staying proactive and positive. One of the best ways to do this is to continue to apply and reach out for jobs. The length of this pandemic is not certain, but staying proactive in your job search puts you in a better position both during and after COVID-19. Make it your goal during your job search to apply to a certain amount of jobs every week. The more jobs that you apply to, the better odds you have of landing a job. During this application process, is it important that you update your materials, such as resume, cover letter, etc. Re-evaluating what you are offering employers based on the job you are applying to is an excellent way to separate yourself. Look For Part-Time Work While applying to jobs, you must have some stream of income other than unemployment or whatever source you may have. Chances are if you are job searching, you are not bringing in as much income as you are used to. A great way to help this problem is by looking for part-time work. There are several companies that are still looking for employers during this time. Grocery stores and delivery services are still in need of employees. Finding a part-time job is a great way to increase income and remain positive. Consult Stand-By Personnel Staffing agencies are a great option to look into during these times. Although no industry is immune to what is going on right now, Stand-By Personnel is working diligently to increase your opportunities for finding a job. We are at the front lines of job searching and are the ones adapting to these changing times. Getting your resume in our systems is a great idea during these times of a flooded job market and slow hiring. Here’s how to get the most out of your staffing agency. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Stand-By Personnel is currently conducting all interviews online at this time, at sparkhire.com. Send resumes to: email@example.com. Build Your Network Building your network is always an important aspect of anyone’s professional career. With COVID-19, it is still important to grow your network. During your job search, you can use these connections to land a job during the pandemic. Networking is key now and always when it comes to bettering your career. If you are currently looking for a job due to COVID-19, you have time to expand your network. Use the free time you have while job searching to reach out to others and connect with others on LinkedIn or other social media. Using relationships that you already have is also a great way to start. Even if you don’t land a job from your networking efforts during this pandemic, it will always help to have a wider network. Build Your Portfolio If you are job searching due to COVID-19, one thing that you are likely to have more of is time. This can be good and bad. If you use this time to apply for jobs or build your network, you are making good use of your time. Another great way to spend your time during this pandemic is by developing new skills and building your portfolio. Nowadays, there are lots of options for learning online. From a simple Youtube search to an online academy, you can find some way to develop your skills while you are looking for a job. This may not have a direct impact on your job search, but it will have smaller indirect effects. Developing your skills is a great way to feel accomplished and stay positive. It will also help you use your time wisely and not slack off. These two things help develop and keep a confident and positive mindset, which is essential. COVID-19 has caused change and hardship around the world, and it did not take a break when it comes to job searching and unemployment. Using these tips and other resources ais a great start to staying positive and giving yourself the best opportunities for employment during this pandemic. WORK WITH STAND-BY PERSONNEL If your goal in the new year is to move up in your career, find a new job, or get started down a new path altogether, Stand-By Personnel is here to help. Our experienced Tulsa staffing agency can help you find full-time or part-time employment. Contact Stand-By Personnel today or text ‘weldingjobs’ or ‘skilledjobs’ to 888-111 to see how we can help you accomplish your new year’s resolution.