Day by day the pandemic keeps its icy grip on the world, the economy, and the hunt for jobs keeps getting tougher. Every minute, one person is getting anxious about their career aspect. This is the time to be more proactive. In this unprecedented time, many people will be desperate for a job. So, you need to step up your game if you want to have a successful career ahead.
There are no easy methods to this. There’s only perseverance that will get you through these tough times. We hope the tips that we have below will help you find new confidence in yourself to shine brighter and strive harder.
Get Comfortable Networking Online
Networking and connecting to people will be your biggest ally in helping you secure a job. Keep and lookout for professional groups to join on Facebook and LinkedIn. You can always establish professional relationships on LinkedIn’s Global Marketing and Communications Professionals group. Just be sure to keep the conversation professional by posting relevant articles and chiming in on topics that allow you to demonstrate your expertise.
Boost Your Skills
Now is not the time to throw your hands up in defeat and spend your time idly. It is time to hone your skills and work on bolstering your qualifications. Check out the required skills and experience that you might need for your dream job. If you don’t have the qualification, take up courses to make up for the lack of specific skills.
Make yourself into an even better candidate when the job market picks up again. Don’t give the employers a chance to overlook your resume.
You can learn a lot of courses through RCM and RGBS’ ‘plus’ courses. MBA+ gives the student a chance to learn Digital Marketing with the price of a regular MBA. Certification courses from a PGDM course gives the student relevant skills on Data Science, AI, Cyber security, Network Security, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain Technology.
Update Your Resume…Properly
A resume is the first thing people see if they want to hire you. We cannot stress enough how important a proper resume is. It should be perfect enough to catch a hiring manager’s eye. They should highlight a person’s accomplishments in each job.
Acknowledge the crisis in your application
You don’t have to pretend to turn a blind eye on the chaotic situation we are in now. Unless they live under a hypothetical rock, they will be aware of the pandemic and how it has affected the current job market.
While you don’t have to make your cover letter entirely about the pandemic, acknowledging the situation and wishing the person well will show your humanity.
Be Patient and Flexible
The key is to be patient. Networking contacts take a while to respond, and just like that, hiring managers take time to get back to you. The waiting can be excruciatingly tough, but it’s necessary. You have to be patient at a time when the world is pretty low on patience.
Have a plan A, B, and C
As you decide upon what to do, your main concern might be about how to financially secure yourself. You might want to consider taking up some CV-worthy skills like part-time work, paid internships or freelancing. Even if you fail to acquire a full-time job, there are many organisations out there who will compensate you temporarily for your work.
It might seem obvious, but do consider whether a job such as part-time, which brings you into contact with thousands of people on a daily basis, suits you in light of the pandemic.
During the shutdown that the world is facing, it is more important to focus on what you can control—improving your skills and reaching out to your network. At RGBS, we prepare our students with the best of training, in both subject skills and personality development skills so that they can cross over every mountain of problems and situations.
Our case-based teaching model is designed to keep you interested, involved, and on the edge of your seat. We encourage a new activity every week such as think polls, problem-solving exercises, short essays and so much more to make the sessions more engaging and instructive. With our PGDM course and new business concepts, learn through our 6+ Global Certifications taught by world-renowned faculties. Apply your ideas on how to solve issues in a matter of minutes. With all of the training inculcated from our Placement Training, leave the college with a broader outlook on the world.