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"The Great Resignation" and Your Job Search

What can you do now to prepare for your job search? Hit the ground running with eight tips from Verity’s career coaches. 

Thinking about what’s ahead for you and your job search over the next few weeks….What can you do now?

Here are a few tips from a job search agency and Verity Coaches.

Start looking now

The job market is hot and competitive! “The Great Resignation” has created lots of opportunities. Many companies are willing to offer perks to attract the right candidate. Take advantage before these jobs are filled by other eager candidates looking to return to work.

If you’ve started your job search, keep looking

Ramp up your job search for the next few months of 2021! Even if the companies you want to work for are not hiring or have put things on hold, it’s still important for you to keep looking for opportunities. Keep your eyes and ears open as you enjoy our new measures of freedom.

Be patient

Patience is important. Even if you have initial contact with an employer looking to hire, you may encounter a longer hiring process. Remote setups and challenging obstacles make it difficult for companies to operate. Recruiting is no different. Have patience as companies adapt to the new normal.

Expand the types of jobs you’re interested in

The role you may have wanted or been interested in before the pandemic may not be available. Or it may be very different from what it was. Consider casting a wider net. Be open to different roles that you are well suited to. Perhaps it’s worth looking for similar roles in a different industry. Be flexible. Check out these 2 websites: Boomers Plus and We Work Remotely.

Network, network, network

In addition to updating your resume and LinkedIn profile, spread the word that you’re looking for work. Adjust the setting on LinkedIn to let recruiters know you are open to opportunities. Update your profile summary to let people know you’re seeking new opportunities. Take a look at our recent blog post: Networking: An Essential Skill for Career Management.

Become a stronger candidate

The skills and traits companies are looking for are changing. People who are flexible, adaptable, and have strong change management skills are in high demand. Highlight these skills and traits on your resume and job application. Check out MOOC.org (Massive Open Online Courses). An affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance your career and FREE for anyone to enroll. Great addition for your resume and the perfect response to “What have you been doing during the pandemic?”.

Leverage LinkedIn Learning (Free until March 2022)

Upgrade your job search journey with LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning can get you job ready quickly and get new micro-credentials on your resume. Start today by signing up on FirstWork (Ontario’s Youth Employment Network).

Be ready for video interviews

Video job interviews are the new normal. Are you comfortable being on camera and setting up your video feed and microphone? Have you used video chat and meeting tools? If not, it’s time to start using them and get familiar with them so you’re comfortable and natural (if) when you need to be ready for a video interview.

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Whether you are looking to find another job in your current field or try something totally different, we are here to get you there faster. Start your complimentary program today to get help with:

  • Identifying new opportunities
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Expanding your professional network
  • Updating your LinkedIn profile

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