Job Search: Although you might be spending majority of your time at home, this doesn’t mean your job hunt must come to an end. As recruitment specialists, Robert Walters outlines a number of actions you can take to continue your job search right from the comfort of your couch!
Here’s our top tips to make a successful journey to finding your ideal job:
1. Keep in touch with your recruitment consultant
Make sure to check in regularly with your recruitment consultant as they have first-hand access to a stream of live roles which may be best suited to you. They are ready to support you and assist you through your job search so do reach out as often as possible.
2. Explore contract work
In an uncertain job market, cautious employers are more likely to invest in temp-to-perm hires. Contracting is a fantastic opportunity for you to take control of your career, and for some people, it’s the best decision they’ll ever make. Contracting can also be an excellent way to gain experience and get a foot in the door with a great company.
3. Consider video interviews
Get vital face-time with employers and recruiters. Even if they can not meet you in person, they will still be available to meet you on a video call. Let your recruitment consultant know you are open to video interviews and identify which applications you have available to you and which you are most comfortable using. If you are unfamiliar with a certain application e.g. Skype, your recruitment consultant can support you to work towards your successful Skype interview. Check out our top Skype interview tips here.
4. Test technology in advance
Before any video interview, always test your Wi-Fi connection and audio setting to ensure you have minimal disturbances during your video call. Be sure to have switched off any pop-ups or downloads that might interrupt your call.
5. Social media activity
Use this time at home to be as active as possible on networking platforms such as LinkedIn. Switch the settings on your LinkedIn profile to let recruiters and employers know that you’re actively open to job approaches – this means your profile will turn up on active searches related to your field. This way it is far more likely that a recruitment consultant will reach out to you with new jobs.