Integrated Human Capital

Refining Your Job Search During COVID-19

April 9, 2020

Applying for a job on a good day can be difficult let alone during a pandemic. However, if you want to look for a new career, don’t be discouraged from doing so! There are many companies that are needing to fill open positions during this pandemic. These tips will help you stay motivated and focused as you continue to take the next steps in your career.

Before submitting applications, now would be a great time to refine your resume and cover letter. Tailoring your resume and cover letter can help you stand out as an applicant. Monster offers many tips on how to refresh, declutter, improve your resume, and much more. When revising your resume, make sure to also work in matching key words you find in the job description. When applying to jobs during this time, keeping your eyes peeled for ones that match your skill set can help speed up the process. If you’re looking to supplement your income, researching companies that are hiring immediately will help you save time sifting through job boards. After researching companies hiring for immediate work, make sure to take note of where you’re able to apply as some companies allow you to submit an application directly through their website.

Many companies have recently set up their teams to work remotely. Other businesses that are essential have taken into consideration the recommendations from the CDC to keep their employees and others safe. Keeping these things in mind should ease your thoughts when submitting applications. However, it’s important to remember your needs. Whether you have small children at home, or care for others who are immunocompromised, deciding what kind of work would be best for you is important to keeping yourself and others healthy. There are plenty of job boards that allow you to search for jobs by location. Indeed, for example, allows you to search for work that is temporarily or permanently remote.

Depending on your situation, taking a temporary job might be the best way to make ends meet for the following weeks. This doesn’t mean you can’t be looking for a more permanent position! Keeping the momentum going can help you get back on your feet when most companies are able to continue normal business operations.

If you’re looking for a temporary or permanent position, IHC has opportunities with companies that are currently hiring. Submit your application today or speak to one of our Staffing Supervisors to find the right position for you!


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