With a huge number of companies around the globe asking their employees to stay safe and work from home increasingly every day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person interviews are being replaced with video interviews via platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom for some this is a new experience please do not hesitate to contact us for our tips. We have put together a list of actions you can take during this time to ensure that your job search doesn’t have to stop.
Optimize your LinkedIn profile
Creating a strong LinkedIn profile can set you apart from other jobseekers during the coronavirus outbreak. Many people look at LinkedIn as an online CV, they list their credentials, add a little blurb about who they are and hope that someone is intrigued enough to network with or hire them. What they, and likely you, don’t know about LinkedIn is that it is a powerful search engine that has the power to drive targeted, high-volume traffic to your profile. Not only that, but that traffic can very well turn into valuable professional relationships and ultimately land you your dream job.
Take the time to perfect your CV
Ultimately your CV is your calling card and your most important sales tool. It should go without saying that it needs to include basic information such as your contact details, employment history including dates, and education. Look at your CV through the eyes of perspective employer!
Practice for Video Interviews
Video interviews offer a close resemblance to a face to face meeting. You have probably conducted many FaceTime calls with friends and family and as a result, are comfortable with this mode of interaction. It will be easy to fall back into an informal tone as that’s what you’re used to. Remember that this is an interview and you need to keep it professional. Video job interviews have become, and will continue to be, an essential part of the hiring process since the coronavirus outbreak. It will be the “new normal” for the foreseeable future. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with all the variables of a video interview so that you can be as prepared as possible.
Stay Positive and Keep Going
This is essential during this obviously worrying time. Companies are still hiring and it is business as usual here at Optimize Recruitment. We have many exciting vacancies open at the moment, in addition the positive outlook from the our clients is giving us the drive to keep positive and keep moving. We would love to talk during this challenging time. Please get in touch with us today!
Make the MOST of your time during the coronavirus outbreak and most importantly, stay safe and well!
Article by Marian Grennan.