Over the last year and a half, a lot of people have had big career changes or interruptions in their income. When the pandemic hit a lot of people lost their jobs or had their hours reduced. This has meant that a lot of people have either changed jobs, are still looking for jobs or have set up their own side hustle business.
As the world returns to some form of normality people are starting to get their businesses back to normal as much as they can. As so many people were out of work you can expect that when jobs come up they have a lot of applications. So you need to make sure that you stand out. Why should employers pick you over everyone else? That is what you need to make them see when they see your application.
One of the most important things and something that is often forgotten about is fully adapting your cover letter or CV for the jobs that you’re applying for. It’s great to have a CV but when certain job roles have essential skills and requirements needed it’s beneficial for you to implement that into your cover letter and CV so that they can see that you have the right skills and capabilities to do the job that you’re applying for.
Another thing to be considerate about is your online reputation. With so much of the will being online now a lot of employers will look at potential candidates on their social media before interviewing or hiring them. Brands have certain values and characteristics and they want their employees to have and show to the world. So for example they wouldn’t want anyone who shares potential harmful or dangerous things on their socials or anyone that could damage the reputation of the business. You can check your reputation score and look at how to improve it so that you can improve your chances of getting a new job with your social media influence not getting in the way.
A lot of jobs are now becoming a lot more flexible. For example, in an office-based role is a lot of them are opting for a hybrid working option now rather than fully having everyone back in the office. This with you could be working from home I’ll give the office in your new role so if you are looking for flexibility there could benefit you and suit your needs. There are some jobs which wouldn’t have this option for example retail or hospitality as that is something you’d always need to be there for.
Lots of people have used the pandemic to upskill themselves and work towards their passions. The pandemic has made people realise life is short and they want to do what they love. As more and more jobs become available you could find that you can look at going into the industry that you’re passionate about and can use the online courses, side hustle activities and anything else even over the pandemic to support your applications and chain why you would be great for the new change in your career life.
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