The pandemic of 2020 resulted in a complete shift from the usual mode of working to remote online offices, and this benefited some while also crumbling some. Though people with pre-existing IT setups faced bearable glitches, businesses that weren’t online were confronted by major bottlenecks; some even had to shut down.
Trying to change the mood with a lighter take on the situation, writer Jen Karlo hilariously stated how the pandemic joblessness looked like competing in a dating show where many battles for one person. Hundreds of people raced against one another to bag a handful of jobs, which naturally resulted in many rejections.
If you’ve also been on the receiving end of a rejection, know that you’re not alone. There are many out there like you, and there’s a lot that you can still do to bag a new job. Here are a few tips that can get you started.
First – Take a break
If you were an arduously working person, it’s time to take a pause now. You deserve the break and this is your time to make things work with a good mindset. Isabel Sachs, the founder of “I like networking”, says that the first step to a new career is a big break.
She says constantly applying to jobs and being rejected puts a toll on your mind while not delivering solid results. She suggests that job hunters enjoy a walk and then settle down with a peaceful mind to apply only for a few selected roles.
Second – Update your resume
You can’t deny that industries and trends change every day, and hiring managers are paid and instructed to be extremely picky when selecting. A study by TopResumes shows how an impressive resume with a powerful career description, skills, and experience hike the chances of the candidate being selected.
Sending different resumes to different jobs works best; meaning that you should include relevant content in your resume based on that particular company’s interests. Also, the design and visual look of the resume are necessary. It needs to be attractive but at the same time professional.
Third – Communicate with people
Engaging with others who share similar career interests is always useful. Experts say, finding a buddy to hunt together will not only evade loneliness but will cheer up your drive to find a job. The entire journey will become more effective through wise discussions and plans.
Fourth – Learn new skills
During forced confinement situations like a lockdown, applying to jobs endlessly will only drain your energy. Instead, focus on gaining more knowledge through courses and networking. This will attract recruiters who’ll see that you didn’t waste your quarantine time.
This phase is hard and we totally get you. But we also believe that your priority must be to pamper yourself, spend time with your family, and do what makes you smile. After all, life is all about ups and downs, and we’re sure that you’ll get into the right job sooner than you think.