New year and new opportunities await jobseekers. As candidates enter the workforce or continue the job search in 2021, here are some tips to help jobseekers’ level up and bag that job.
It’s time to upskill
Upskilling refers to the process of individuals learning new or additional skills. In this competitive job market, stand out by embracing and acquiring new skills. There are a number of free online courses being offered by Facebook, LinkedIn and Coursera. For example, take this time to learn how you can improve your communication, organizational or even leadership skills.
Keep your video interviewing and tech skills sharp
As companies continue to work remotely, some Human Resource Managers and Recruiters are conducting online interviews. Thus, job seekers need to be prepared for video interviews and conduct themselves the same way as if it were an in-person interview. Furthermore, the interviewee (you) must dress appropriately, set up for the interview in a well lit sound proof room and be prepared. Being technological savvy is also an asset in 2021 as this skill can aid in attaining a job. For instance, more computer-based and smartphone devices are being utilized by companies to conduct business, so being competent is a must.
Tailor your resume for each application
Customize different applications for each employer. Also, mention your capabilities and successes in different areas or industries.
Apply for jobs in industries that are still hiring despite the COVID-19 pandemic
Technology and Telecommunications industries are still hiring. In spite of the COVID-19, both sectors have continuous growth as technical expertise, connectivity and videoconferencing are in demand at this time. Click to view job postings for an IT Analyst and an Information Technology Administrator. An expanding industry may just be the place for you to work right now. Furthermore, remote work is the new normal so do not dismiss jobs that are not in an office. View vacancies for Bookkeeper, Payroll Officer and Administrative Assistant. Be open as the workplace is now anywhere once you have a laptop and internet connectivity.
Stay up to date on trends in your industry
It is important to learn as much as you can about the position or industry you plan to work in. So, stay informed of developments by following companies and professionals in your field on LinkedIn, Facebook and also check companies’ websites or blogs. Also, networking with industry professionals will also keep you in-the-know.