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Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, many traditional hiring practices may not happen. What do you recommend I do for a job search moving forward in these uncertain times?

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Lauren’s Answer

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Depending on the position and if the business is deemed essential or not, hiring might continue. Be flexible with the process. Interviews might be conducted virtually and hiring managers might take a longer time than usual to get back to you. If you are hired, the onboarding process might be different and not as smooth as usual. I'd recommend being patient with the job search process during these times. Adding information to your resume about remote work skills could be helpful. You can also create a cover letter mentioning your comfort with Zoom or Skype, and the possibility of interviewing that way. Good luck!
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Jason’s Answer

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I would be more aggressive than ever in pursuit for a job or finding your next career. We can all agree that we are an unprecedented times but I can say that we will come out bigger better and stronger because of it. A fine example is the very question that you're asking as I'm seeing organizations now today that have adjusted their hiring practices to support virtual technology in both screening and interviews of candidates. Not is this only necessary today but also can build better efficiencies for the future. I would ensure that you support and get behind the digital effort to connect with organizations of interest and be more aggressive than ever in finding your next opportunity. Organizations today have the best opportunity to find that next great talent as that opportunity is no greater than it is today. The only difference may be the vehicle of choice and how they move through their own internal process like utilizing virtual technology.
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Cody’s Answer

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Many companies have paused hiring or recruiting for the immediate future. While openings may not be readily available, there are a number of things you can do to remain productive. There are plenty of free online workshops that can teach you an array of skills including computer programming, language learning, management techniques, and other basic professional skills such as excel. If there is an immediate need for money, try applying to a temporary work from home job like a transcription service where you can make hourly rates. There are many online opportunities to sharpen your skills while application processes are paused. Always keep an eye on company career portals to stay engaged on opening or hiring updates and have that resume ready.
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Madeline’s Answer

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Job searching is time consuming and emotionally draining regardless of the circumstance. As long as you know what type of job you are looking to pursue than my advice would be to network as best as you can starting with your immediate friends, families, peers and co-workers. If you are a student, reach out to your professors and utilize the job boards your school offers. Out of the three jobs I have had over the past 10 years, all have come from a friend or colleague who knew of an opening or knew a hiring manager. I have also had two friends who walked into companies with their resume in-hand asking to speak with HR or internal recruiting about openings. Although both were successful in doing this, I would not recommend this today with everything going on. It may also be of interest to look into recruiting firms or internships as a way to get your foot into the door. Whichever route you choose, keep your head down, your spirits up and continue to apply. You will find a position eventually!
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David’s Answer

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Still do what you can do, as of now like everyone said, the hiring or on boarding process is being on hold. But this may look like a waste of time whose know this may show the company you are application for the feel that you are serious about and interest in their company and when hiring process resume they will move you to the top and give you the chance plus there is online work and work shop were you can take that can help you better your skills or add on to your resume. There are plenty of free online workshops that can learn from such as computer programming, language learning, management techniques, and other basic professional Microsoft office skills such as powerpoint, excel, publisher, and more.
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Justin’s Answer

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Best advice, find a job that is in demand for right now. If you want, you can review online jobs and work at home opportunities. The first step is to always get your foot in the door and plan for your dream career to become available. The best advice I can give anyone is to learn how to manage money.

Justin recommends the following next steps:

  • Search Job Markets like Indeed.com and Monster.com, or a Job Agency.
  • Apply for any job you are comfortable with doing.
  • Set up a bank account you can manage, online banks are good like Chime or use Credit Karma as resource guide.
  • Set a goal for up to 6 months, after 6 months you should be able to get a better job.
  • Then, repeat.
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Jessica Sera’s Answer

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Continue to be proactive in your job search. Keep applying to jobs that you are interested in, network with professionals, tailor your resume, and brush up on your virtual interview skills. Although the traditional hiring practices may not happen, companies may still be doing virtual interviews. Therefore, this is a perfect time to work on your communication and interpersonal skills to really stick out to the hiring manager in a virutal interivew.

Jessica Sera recommends the following next steps:

  • Stay productive and gain experience - take a class you are interested in, look up ways to volunteer virtually
  • Network with professionals in the field you are interested in
  • Work on interview skills
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Jackie’s Answer

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These may seem like tough times, but luckily, places that are deemed necessities such as gas stations, grocery stores, and pharmacies are still opening and are offering job opportunities. Not only can these be options for you, but if you're looking for a temporary job to get some money to make it by, I would suggest food drive services if you feel comfortable enough!

There's options for just picking up restaurant food or grocery shop for what guests order through applications such as DoorDash or InstaCart. Also, during this COVID-19 situation, 6 feet of distance is recommending if not mandatory and therefore each application for deliveries allows you to leave them at the door to avoid interactions.

It may be difficult at this time finding higher end jobs or full-time career jobs due to the impact of this recession, however, these job titles are offering the chance to submit applications and do virtual interviews for when these locations begin to re-open. For this I would highly recommend creating an Indeed or Linkdin account to keep track of your professional career and experience.

Sending emails to corporations or employees couldn't hurt especially if you are determined for a job at this time.

Good Luck!

Jackie recommends the following next steps:

  • www.linkedin.com
  • https://www.indeed.com/
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Carey’s Answer

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My advice is to look and see what jobs are currently in demand and search for openings in those realms. Understand the interview and hiring process might be outside of what we would normally expect right now. On the phone or Skype, Zoom sessions are entirely possible.
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Jitendriya’s Answer

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In my opinion, there is no such thing as best time or worst time to find a job. Every challenges is an opportunity in disguise. The world will never be the same again after this COVID situation. Jobs might shrink, hiring might slow but it will also throw up new opportunities in certain fields. I am not sure what is your area of expertise but i can see areas like cyber security, collaborative work solutions, automation at manufacturing units, digital payments, service provider segment etc grow. Think of this - probably there has never been a better time for delivery of essentials via drones, work from home might become more common than before which will need companies to invest and hire experts in cyber security, collaborative work solutions, automation space. So my advice is be optimistic and try to give your best at any job interview.

Regarding what you can do

1. Like i said be optimistic
2. Hiring might slow, use the opportunity of lock down and social distancing to build new skills. Several online courses are available today
3. Keep your linkedin profile updated
4. Actively search for jobs
5. Dont forget many big companies started in garages, homes etc. Who knows this could be your moment. If you have the skills i mentioned earlier and have some great ideas you really believe in, this could be your journey of being an entrepreneur.
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Jamie’s Answer

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I would not halt your job search due to the pandemic. This is a great time to search. Work on building your linkden profile and network. Find opportunities that would allow for virtual work. Many companies have employees spread all over the word. Interviews can be help by phone or virtually through applications like zoom.

This is also a great time to look into different certifications that you could complete online to help with a future career if you have the time or opportunity.
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ASHISH’s Answer

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Job hunting as others have mentioned is more about patience and frequently updating and learning new skills!

During these tough times, I would recommend honing your skills and taking up all interviews which come up virtually!

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