Contributed by Lindsey H
Tips for Navigating Your Job Search During a Pandemic
There's no doubt the last month has created stress in the lives of many workers across the globe. While some are able to work remotely from their homes, others are still reporting to work each day, and many have even been laid off. There is a lot of uncertainty during this time that has caused a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety, but it’s important to stay positive, make sure you are taking care of yourself, and stay on top of your job search. If you are someone who has been laid off, don’t panic. We are here to provide some tips to help you navigate through your job search during this time.
Contact Your Local Sedona Office
If you are looking for work, now is the time to contact your recruiter. While many companies may be temporarily shut down, others are experiencing a rise in demand for their products and services, and are in need of additional employees to hire.
Consider applying for a temporary position while you search for a permanent job. This will allow you to continue paying the bills, keep food on the table and even provide an opportunity to add work history and skills to your resume that you have gained while working a temporary position.
Update Your Resume
Maybe it has been a while since you last took a look at your resume. There is no better time than the present to spruce up your resume with your updated work history. We have a few helpful tips to get you started:
- Update Contact Information
While this tip seems obvious, it is also an easy detail to miss. Be sure the correct phone number is listed and provide an appropriate, professional email address that you have access to.
- Keep the Formatting Simple
It is important to make sure your resume is clean, neat and well-formatted. Unless you are applying for a design type role, it doesn’t have to be fancy. Stick to bullet points and briefly list your work history. Keep the font size consistent throughout in 10 – 12 point font, and use bold or italicized typeface when necessary to draw attention to important information. Less is more in some cases.
- Add Updated Skills
Have you recently completed any certifications, classes or gained experience/skills from a previous job? Be sure to include hard skills and soft skills.
Examples of hard skills could include:
-Machinery skills – forklift operation, pallet stacking, computer numerical control, etc.
-Welding skills – MIG/TIG welding, blue print reading, fabricating, etc.
-Computer software skills – C++, Java, Python, C#, etc.
-Administrative skills – Microsoft office, call handling, planning, scheduling, etc.
Examples of soft skills could include:
-Strong Communication Skills
-Attention to Detail
View more detailed resume tips, HERE.
Interviewing options are available:
• Virtual Interviews
If you have access to a smart phone or computer with video camera capabilities, we are happy to set up a virtual interview to begin the process. Click ‘Book Now’ on our Facebook page or click the ‘appointy.com’ link on our Dubuque Google Business Listing to schedule an interview.
• Phone Interview
• Face-to-Face Interview
We continue to work to keep our staff and job seekers safe with modified office access and intensified cleaning methods in all our locations.
Contact your nearest Sedona Staffing location to set up a virtual interview, phone interview or face-to-face interview. Click here to get in touch with us.
Stay Positive When Times are Tough
While our daily routines have been turned upside down, it’s important to stay positive, be patient and keep your focus on the things you can control. We are all in this together, and our team is ready assist you though this time of uncertainty.