4 Ways to Get a Job amid Covid-19 Pandemic



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Covid-19 pandemic has hit hard many sectors, including the economy. Several companies cannot run optimal operations and are forced to lay off their workers.

    Due to the fact, it is certainly not easy to get a job in this difficult time. However, that does not mean there is no way out. Business news channel CNBC and Forbes share tips to get hired, as follow:

    1. Update CV and seek open positions online

    The first applicable thing to do is update your resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) as companies review one’s ability through past experiences. Also, register yourself to professional networking sites such as LinkedIn, Jobvite, and Jobstreet.

    Research by Jobvite revealed that 84 percent of recruiters are adapting their hiring processes, with 58 of them are now using social media networks like LinkedIn, Facebook, and even Instagram to connect with potential hires.

    1. Register in companies that are needed during a pandemic

    People are advised to try their luck at companies that are much needed during a pandemic, such as companies on drugs, medical personnel, masks, protective gear, up to delivery services.

    The Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) study noted that 31 percent of the healthcare firms require additional workers, as well as online sales at 16 percent.

    1. Optimize your network

    Another effective way to get a job is to optimize your network. Jana Seijts, a lecturer in management communication at Ivey Business School, underlines the importance of using networks and having close relations with friends as one will never know when they will need help from relatives.

    1. Create your own job

    If you want to quickly get a job and earn income, being an entrepreneur can be the way. However, one must develop a good plan on products or services to be offered as those will affect business success. It is best to open up a business needed amid the Covid-19 pandemic while paying attention to the quality, said Professor David Crick from the University of Ottawa.