Advice for Job Hunting During COVID-19: 11 MUST-READ Blogs for Jobseekers

COVID-19 has transformed the job market, and while no-one can anticipate the long-term impact that this will have, one thing that’s certain is that we’re now operating in a high unemployment environment that hasn’t been seen for decades – and job hunting looks very different as a result.   In our recent series on “Advice for…

Advice for Job Hunting During COVID-19: 11 MUST-READ Blogs for Jobseekers COVID-19 has transformed the job market, and while no-one can anticipate the long-term impact that this will have, one thing that’s certain is that we’re now operating in a high unemployment environment that hasn’t been seen for decades – and job hunting looks very different as a result.  

In our recent series on “Advice for Job Hunting During COVID-19,” Pete Davis explores what you can expect when looking for a job in this climate and provides practical advice on how to increase your chances of landing the role you want. 
 
Here is a round-up of these must-read blogs: 
 

1. Getting a Job….is a Job  

Whilst the future is uncertain and ever-changing, it’s clear that we are experiencing a high unemployment environment. Pete Davis offers his key tips for jobseekers and explains why it’s vital to treat finding a job – like a job! Learn more, here. 
 

2. Prepare for the Long Haul  

In the current climate, it could take time – perhaps a year or more – for you to find the right job, so it’s important to be ready for this. if you’re currently looking for a new role, what does this mean for you? Pete Davis shares his thoughts. 
 

3. Demonstrating Your Value as an Overqualified Candidate 

Post-COVID-19, many highly qualified people will have lost their jobs and realise they need to take a step back in order to move forward. But how do you prevent your experience from being an obstacle in your job search? Read on to find out.  
 

4. A Structure for Success  

On average, it will take around 22 weeks to find a new role in a high unemployment market. In this blog, learn why it’s vital to make a job out of finding a job and how to create a routine that will help you succeed. 
 

5. The Snipe and Hype Approach

COVID-19 has transformed the job market, and while no-one can anticipate t  
In the current climate, you are unlikely to get results by simply submitting your resume to every job ad you come across – you need to take a more focused, intentional approach. Pete Davis explains why “Snipe and Hype” is a better strategy than “Spray and Pray,” here. 
 

6. Why You Should Make Direct Phone Approaches to Employers 

The direct phone approach can be a great differentiator that will help you stand out when applying for a role in this competitive market. Read on to find out more about the benefits of this strategy and get helpful tips on how to do it well.  
 

7. How Knocking on Doors Could Land You a Job  

When looking for a job in times of high unemployment, the name of the game is to stand out. Learn how knocking on doors can help you get employers’ attention and boost your chances of securing a job in this difficult market, here. 
 

8. The Importance of Continuously Building Your Skills  

Even in the current market, employers are quick to discount resumes with stale, out-of-date skills. In this blog, Pete Davis explains why upskilling is vital for standing out and landing a job in this challenging market.
  

9. Keeping it Confidential 

Most people keep it quiet when perusing online job boards for a new opportunity so as not to alert their current employer. But what happens when your job search is no longer confidential? Get insight into how your online activity is gathered and shared to ensure you’re aware of the potential risks within a high unemployment environment. 
 

10. Accepting What the World Will Let You Do  

Right now, there are millions of people across the world who are going through a process of accepting that the world has changed, and most will have to take a step back in their careers before they can step forward again. Find out why accepting the reality of the market and being flexible is vital for identifying your next move. 
 

11. Seeking Guidance from a Trusted Advisor 

Navigating today’s job market can be a difficult feat, which is why seeking advice from someone who has “been there” is vital for overcoming the challenges you will inevitably face. Pete Davis discusses the value of an advisor and how to find the right person to provide the guidance you need, here.  
 

If you’d like to discuss any of the points in this series or need help with finding a job in this challenging climate, feel free to reach out to your local Frontline Agency owner.