10 Steps to job seeking post Covid-19

Advice from 20-year veteran of the executive search industry
KELOWNA, British Columbia - May 27, 2020 - PRLog -- Unemployment is at record highs in countries such as the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and Ireland. Stephen Borer, executive search consultant, shares the top 10 steps to job seeking in the new employer-led market;

1.       Switch gears and understand that it is now an 'employer-led market' meaning that job seekers will have to work harder than ever to identify and secure job opportunities. The sooner you understand that you need to work harder for success, the better.

2.       Manage your personal financial situation. If you need to take lower-paid, even part-time work whilst you search, get that sorted first. This will likely be a long process so sort out your finances first.

3.       Do not rely on the visible market. There are thousands of roles being hired directly through networks that never make the public domain. Work hard on building and using your network to uncover opportunities.

4.       Be proactive. Proactively target organizations that you have directly relevant experience for.

5.       Keep your resume simple. Do not use borders, headers and footers, images, columns, or any other formatting on your resume. You should use simple bold font and bullet points otherwise you stand the risk of Applicant Tracking Systems not processing your resume correctly.

6.       Be clear on your superpowers. Understand where your unique selling points (superpowers) are so that you can very surgically target organizations that will have these requirements.

7.       Manage your digital footprint.  Your online presence is as important as your resume and cover letter so make sure that your digital footprint is professional, consistent, and updated across all platforms, particularly LinkedIn.

8.       Maintain a positive mindset. This is the single most important part of a successful job search. Keep positive throughout.

9.       Organize, Track, and celebrate your progress. Manage yourself like you would a sales representative. Set yourself goals and targets, measure your progress, and reward yourself for small wins as you go along.

10.   Prioritize self-care. Job seeking is a stressful time so make sure that you maintain balance in your life and find time for your physical health, mental health, nutrition, and personal finance.

"As a job seeker in this current market, you need to be organized, motivated, and prepared to work hard to find yourself opportunities. It is those job seekers prepared to go the extra mile that will ultimately see success. There are employers still hiring but the competition is fierce."

Stephen Borer, May 2020

About Stephen Borer

Stephen has developed a training module for job seekers affected by Covid-19.


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