Searching for the perfect job is never easy. Unless you have an extraordinary talent such as having the voice of an angel to become a successful singer or the ability to act to become a famous actor, all we are left with is blue or while -collar jobs.
With competition increasing each year, the number of job posts decreases. But, not to worry. In this digital age, there are always new jobs making their way into the job market. Let’s take for instance, digital marketing. It is a relatively young profession yet many have found employment through it.
However, this time around, job hunting has faced a new challenge, now you can search and get interviewed virtually only. You see, with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, social distancing has become an important factor for maintaining our safety. As a result, the world as we know, now functions differently, i.e. digitally. Schools, offices and other institutions have shifted their working towards the digital realm.
So, unless you have a good network, job hunting is now done virtually. Trust us, it is not as difficult as it sounds. All you need is to be at the right side and know how to use keywords appropriately.
In this blog, we are going to share a few tips to make your virtual job hunting much easier.
Make your Online Presence known:
Job oriented social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook are the perfect place to find jobs and connect with relevant people in your industry. Add a professional looking profile picture and include all the necessary information such as your work experience, educational background, accomplishments, etc. LinkedIn has this feature that allows others to know that you are currently looking for a job. Utilise that so that recruiters could get in touch with you.
Also, get yourself registered on online job market sites such as contract-jobs.com and fill in all the necessary information including your well-polished resume. Ensure your online presence on such job portals on a daily basis to let recruiters know that you are actively searching for a job.
One main issue that recruiters face when hiring is lack of or mismatched skills. Take a closer look at the JD of the role you are applying for and make a list of all the skills required. Now, rather than just blindly hunting for jobs when you don’t even have the necessary skill sets, take some time to join some online classes to brush up your skills. This way, as you have the right skills, getting a job will be 10 times easier.
Virtual networking is much easier as you don’t have to talk to others face-to-face and feel like a deer in the headlights. Connect with your old friends, old classmates, ex colleagues and ex bosses. Introduce them to people you think will be a good addition to their network and they will do the same for you. They just might introduce you to your potential future boss.
Prepare yourself for Virtual Interviews:
Interviews are always nerve wracking even the virtual ones. But with the right preparation, you could ace the interview. Google all the common interview questions asked and seek help from your family members or friends for a mock interview. Do a thorough research about the position, company and industry you are applying for. Once you have all the tools you need to face the interviewer, your confidence will be boosted and it will be a smooth sail from there.
Do follow up with the interviewer or the person you are in contact with after 24 hours of the interview. Send them a thank you note and let them know how appreciative you are for their time and that you are eagerly waiting for their response.
The above mentioned tips should definitely help you in landing your dream job.
We will leave you here with our best wishes.