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What is the chance of getting a job after graduation during Covid-19?

In this sensitive time, many people had lost their jobs. So people are seeking new ways to provide for themselves. Getting a job is not easy when you are a fresh graduate. So what is the chance of getting a job during Covid-19 after graduation?
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Adam’s Answer

I will start by saying the general answer is it depends...unfortunately. This is an unprecedented time unlike we've ever seen before. I will say that depending on your specific goals and career path you should stick with what you want to focus on in terms or applying to jobs but also it can't hurt to apply to a few jobs that are slightly out of your comfort zone. Don't let the job descriptions and requirements scare you. Companies use these to weed out candidates don't necessarily find the perfect candidate that matches what is on the posting. Even during the pandemic companies are hiring and it can be hit or miss in some cases. I've had 2 family members recently within the last month or so obtain new jobs via traditional methods so jobs are out there. Stick to your goals and utilize all of your resources including those that your school and schools network offer. Best of luck!!

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RAVI’s Answer

Technology has been transforming all industries for couple of decades it has been on the "Automation Acceleration" path for a while. Covid-19 has turbo charged the engine and now it is moving faster. It is very sad to see companies that do not make anything like Facebook, Amazon or Twitter or growing while large companies that make goods are actually shrinking in terms of number of employees because of automation and machinery.

Yes. Machines are taking over all kinds of jobs. Number of real jobs keep reducing, while the population keeps increasing. Competition of course is increasing. Basic law of supply and demand.

People who adopt to these changes constantly and learn the skills needed to work in these changing industries will still find a job. Unfortunately that may not be easy and may not be possible for all of us.

I am not trying to be negative. But trying to be practical. Do not be disheartened. There are always jobs open, albeit fewer. But remember most jobs are in small businesses, and self-made businesses.

Keep an eye open for changing industry and see what you need to do to find yourself in the midst of it and succeed.

If you have a good skill, try to see how to monetize it in the new world! Partner with others with similar skills and also business skills and see if you can mutually help each other to find a way to monetize it. In other words, create a job for your self. Network with people in the field that interests you and the skills that you have. See what others are doing with your skills, particularly the successful ones. You can emulate or create your own trail blazing path!

Wish you the best of luck!


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Donna’s Answer

Linh, Despite the initial spike in unemployment at the beginning of COVID 19, the unemployment percentage is again on the decline. COVID 19 has sparked a transformation in the business world. Work from Home opportunities are becoming greater. Personally, I believe there will be a major change in education (teaching) opportunities in the next 5 years.

Along with this part time, set your own hours jobs like, Uber, Uber Eats, Amazon Flex, Instacart, etc... have flooded the market to provide opportunities of income in a non traditional way.

Don't let it get you down. My son took a less traditional non-college route out of high school. He volunteered and trained with a local fire company. It took him two and 1/2 years of applications, interviews, physicals, etc..... He is now working as a career fire fighter and getting his degree as a paramedic (which is one of his career goals)

Make a plan and execute it. Persevere in some way every day.

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Zein’s Answer

It is a challenging time and some things you cannot control. But don't give up! There are positions out there and there may be opportunities to try something out of your comfort zone.

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Anandan’s Answer

Keep updating the skill and never give up. Keep Trying, Opportunity will open in one or another area. Keep learning.

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Eddy’s Answer

Even though these are challenging times for many, there definitely are some winners in this pandemic and thus, industries you can focus on to explore career opportunities.
Generally speaking, these include logistics, parcel delivery, communications software, pharma and (online) retailers.

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Donna’s Answer

Linh, Despite the initial spike in unemployment at the beginning of COVID 19, the unemployment percentage is again on the decline. COVID 19 has sparked a transformation in the business world. Work from Home opportunities are becoming greater. Personally, I believe there will be a major change in education (teaching) opportunities in the next 5 years.

Along with this part time, set your own hours jobs like, Uber, Uber Eats, Amazon Flex, Instacart, etc... have flooded the market to provide opportunities of income in a non traditional way.

Don't let it get you down. My son took a less traditional non-college route out of high school. He volunteered and trained with a local fire company. It took him two and 1/2 years of applications, interviews, physicals, etc..... He is now working as a career fire fighter and getting his degree as a paramedic (which is one of his career goals)

Make a plan and execute it. Persevere in some way every day.

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Darin’s Answer

Hello Linh despite everything going on you have the same chance as everyone who applies for a job. Companies are still hiring during the coronavirus pandemic. What it comes down to is the skills you possess

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