The COVID-19 pandemic is a major health concern. While people are being encouraged to stay home, many professionals still have to conduct job searches. Whether they were part of a coronavirus layoff or simply need a new opportunity, they may not be able to delay.
Luckily, it is possible to conduct a safer job search from home. If you don’t know how to begin, here are some tips.
Embrace Online Job Search Resources
Most professionals are used to handling their job search online. With the COVID-19 pandemic still being an issue, that approach should be the primary way you search for opportunities.
Along with major job boards, look for niche job boards that focus on your specialty. You may find opportunities that aren’t listed elsewhere using that method, so it’s worth exploring.
You can also explore company career pages. If you have a specific organization in mind, that can be the perfect way to learn about their open positions fast.
Additionally, conduct searches on social media as well. Along with LinkedIn, the quintessential social media platform for professionals, you can learn about openings on Facebook and Twitter. For creative professionals, Instagram may also be a worthwhile resource.
Request a Phone or Video Interview
If you are invited in for an interview by a hiring manager, ask if there are phone or video interview options available. By keeping your interview remote, you can avoid having to head to the job site, take public transportation, or cross paths with people who may be infected with the coronavirus.
In most cases, companies are using video or phone interviews as their first choice now. However, if the hiring manager doesn’t offer that approach immediately, don’t be afraid to ask if it’s available. If not, then request details about how they will maintain safety and align with social distancing requirements during the meeting. Then, you can decide if you are comfortable with their approach before you agree to attend.
Work with a Recruiter
By connecting with a recruiter, you can secure a job search ally who can help you explore your career options, all while you remain comfortably at home. The Advance Group accepts applications online, and the recruitment team will happily communicate with you over the phone, via email, or using another approach that makes coming into the office unnecessarily.
Plus, you can take a look at our open positions through our website. If you find a great match, you can apply directly. Once your resume is received, our recruiters will review it quickly to see if the fit is right and contact you regarding any next steps.
Ultimately, there are a lot of options for conducting a safer job search from home, allowing you to reduce your risk of being exposed to the coronavirus. If you’d like to partner with The Advance Group to get yours underway, our team wants to hear from you. Contact us to speak with one of our recruiters today and see how our services can make finding a position as easy and as safe as possible.