To land your dream job you need to be well prepared and well equipped with an interesting and engaging resume. And now that many businesses are scaling back to business after being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, there are new challenges you have to face to get hired.
Before, getting a job through in-person interviews was a must, but now most recruitment is done digitally. Businesses are now using recruitment tools and online communication platforms to look and screen job candidates. These tools are making the whole recruiting process faster, easier, less biased, and error-free. I have listed a few tips that you can use to get an advantage in your next job application.
Tips to get hired and land your dream job:
Focus on businesses that are hiring
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 6.6 million job openings as of the end of December 2020. This is regardless of the many businesses that were affected by the pandemic. In general, companies focused on transportation, deliveries, communications technology, online shopping, and online learning are booming. Focus on these businesses. Focus on businesses that are ramping up in numbers so you can get a bigger chance of getting hired.
Use your social media account to get hired
Social media has always been a great way to communicate and to get your information in the market. Right now, you can use it to get hired. Optimize your profile on Linkedin and use it strategically to get hired. Make sure to use a nice professional-looking photo and a thorough keyword-rich description.
Create a good social media background
Expand your network by joining social media groups that can connect you with like-minded and inspiring people, this may also include potential employers.
Use social media to keep updated
Since most businesses today post information and updates on social media, it would be of great advantage to you to follow their accounts. This way you can keep updated for any updates and changes happening in your future employer’s company. It could even be a plus when they know that you keep yourself updated about them.
Use online networking tools
Make sure to download different online networking and communication tools like Skype, Facebook Messenger, GoToMeeting, FaceTime, and more. Familiarize yourself with these apps and how they work so you’re ready for any interviews that come up.
Acquire new skills
It is always great to acquire and add new skills to your resume. Take online courses, attend online seminars, and more. Regarding the cost, no need to worry since there are many free and low-cost online courses you can certainly sign up to.
With these tips, you can certainly get an advantage for your next job hunt to land your dream job. And if you need some extra support, don’t hesitate to reach out to us…we are always happy to help. Want more tips job search tips to increase your success, check out our blog “3 Job Search Tips That Increase Your Success” here. Happy job hunting!