How to Prepare for a Post-Coronavirus Job Market [Guest Post from Jessica Fender]

The socio-economic implications of the coronavirus restrictions will be profound for everyone: individuals, organizations, and society.

Do you want to minimize the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on your life? If you manage your time the right way, you will discover new career opportunities once the pandemic ends.

Do you want to get closer to your big career goals? Here are six useful tips for you.

Write a perfect CV

What do you need to do to get invited to the first job interview? You need to craft a perfect CV. And since CV writing is a time-consuming task, we highly suggest you start working on it during the pandemic.

You should brainstorm ideas and find a way to present yourself to a potential employer in the best light. You should choose the right words to describe yourself as a dedicated person who is ready to work hard to achieve career goals. Also, you should explain in your resume how your volunteering or other non-working experience can be applied to the future job.

Do you need help with writing a resume? Visit helpful websites for students to get professional assistance and to find relevant CV template examples.

Use every minute wisely

Time is your most valuable asset, and you should use it wisely.

Don’t spend all day watching Netflix. Put at least some efforts to learn something new. Even though you have to stay at home, you can find many ways to acquire new knowledge and make new useful connections:

  • Read business books and personal development books instead of mystery novels.
  • Watch TED Talks instead of hilarious cat videos.
  • Use Facebook groups to reach out to the experts in your field rather than to talk to armchair critics.

Make these simple tweaks to your routine, and you will change your life for the better. You will broaden your horizons and get yourself ready for a big career. 

Start a blog

Blogging can benefit your career a lot. It can help you improve your writing skills, build a personal brand, attract prospective employers, demonstrate thought leadership, and many more. So why don’t you start a blog during the COVID-19 lockdown?

There are so many blogging platforms you can use to build a blog for free: WordPress.org, Tumblr, Wix, Joomla. Also, you can start a micro-blog on social media platforms, for instance, on Instagram.

The topic of your blog should be relevant to the subjects you study. For instance, if you are going to become a sports therapist, your blog should be about sport, medicine, and everything in the middle.

Take online courses

In the week after the lockdown was announced, students were rather enthusiastic about enrolling in various online courses. But unfortunately, after the first month of the lockdown, general enthusiasm vanished. And today, not many students want to study online.

“The truth is that online courses give an excellent opportunity to master new skills. And if you complete a class this month, you will make a big step toward your career,” says Bill Beckington, a career expert and writer at RatedByStudents.

Try to find the motivation to keep studying remotely. Ask your friends to support you and enroll in the course together with you. Use the coronavirus lockdown to deepen your knowledge, and you will achieve a big success in the future.

Check out how new digital tools work

The coronavirus outbreak has changed the world we live in, and it’s highly likely that your first job will be a remote job. Since you have more time now, you should take a big interest in how remote work works.

You need to find out what kind of hardware and software you will need to start working from home. If you already have access to the required tools and services, you should learn how to use them. 

Find a remote job

Are you ready to start building your career? Try to find your first job online. Target the companies that thrive during the recession, and you will double your chances to get hired.

Are you experiencing financial difficulties and need to get a job right now? Consider working as an online tutor, product tester, or reviews writer. There are many companies out there that provide students with opportunities to make quick money. Even though the global economy is suffering now, you, being a student, still can find a job.

Coronavirus lockdown will not last forever

When the lockdown is lifted, the world will not be the same as it was before 2020. It will be different. The number of remote employees will increase. The competition among job seekers will get more intense.

Therefore, if you want to succeed in your life, you should consider current coronavirus lockdown as a new career opportunity rather than a misfortune. You should spend your time wisely and develop new skills. One day you will build a great career and will be very proud of yourself.

About the author: Jessica Fender is an educational and career blogger. Working as a content specialist for Alltopreviews.com, she aims to provide students with actionable tips about the learning process and their future careers. You can follow Jessica on Twitter and connect with her on LinkedIn.

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