We’ve already shared with you what we think could happen to your job search in the wake of this pandemic, now we’ll give you the lowdown on what we’re seeing happening right now, and how you can prepare for what’s to come.
Interviewing Solely Online
Companies that are still continuing their hiring process have switched everything online. That means no more superdays or in-person interviews; all interviews are being conducted through Zoom, Google Hangouts, BlueJeans, Webex, etc.
Debating New Hires
If you were offered a job upon graduation, it’s possible that your job is in jeopardy. Not to freak you out, but if you’ve landed a role at a company like Live Nation, whose business has been indefinitely shut down due to the government safety measures, there’s simply no way for them to generate revenue to pay you.
As a result of measures like the ban on gatherings of over 50 people, companies are grappling with what to do with new hires, and deciding in these next few days whether or not to continue with them.
What CAN You Control?
When you're faced with a challenge, the first thing you wanna do is be informed. The second is to understand what you can control in order to create a plan of action.
- The skills you possess: This can significantly impact your chances of hireability. Especially during a recession, companies will be more focused on candidates with the tangible skills they NEED prospects to have in order to get the job done without months of training. Everything else comes secondary.
- Your time: How you spend the next few weeks/months is crucial. Don’t follow the pack and waste your time scrolling through Instagram and TikTok. Try to sit down and have an honest conversation with yourself about what your goals are for the next few months. Whether that is to learn new skills, a language, pick up an instrument, work on your resume or LinkedIn profile, develop an app, sit down and create a daily routine that will help you get there.
What CAN You Do?
Manage your time -
Each day, you’ll want to put a routine into practice so that your time doesn’t go to waste. Here are some items you might want to include:
- Get dressed
- Ruminate (meditation, gratitude journaling, intention setting)
- Cook, eat, and clean
- Do work/work on completing your goals (skill building, personal development)
- Run an errand
- Take a walk (with necessary precautions)
- Virtually check in with your friends & family
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