Lost your job? Looking to start a career? Are you someone seeking employment amidst the pandemic? WOW shares tips to better your chances of getting re-hired.
Make a list of companies
The first step in job search is to make a list of companies you want to work with and apply to. Out of that list, mark the ones that are still hiring. And by the way, there are multiple platforms that have come forward and started listing these out.
Always make an effort to ask other people about what they do and listen carefully. Ask for business cards and always carry your own. Send them an email or a text message, saying it was nice to meet them and you would like to keep in touch. In Covid times this can be especially hard so join the many online networking platforms and webinars that are happening and connect after.
Take Advantage of WFH
The Coronavirus pandemic has taught us that even traditional jobs can be done from the confines of your house opening the door for many work-from-home opportunities. This could particularly be a boon for those women who had taken a break due to familial commitments. There’s no better time to bounce back. So go ahead and seek out or create such opportunities.
Upskill, Familiarise With Tech Trends
Women should focus on building their skills and tech trends as most industries are looking to digitize themselves. And all of them are looking for tech talent. As a job seeker, you need to ensure that you are up-skilling yourself and getting updated on all the latest technologies.
Consider Entrepreneurship, Consultancy Gigs
Experts point that an increasing number of sustainable businesses are being run out of people’s homes. If you’re a baker or a jewellery designer, e-commerce could be your new best friend.
Another important thing that most people shy away from is consultancy gigs? Start-ups and even small established businesses today are unable to pay full salaries, especially right now. But there is always so much to do and so much to learn if you create part time consultant position or employment engagements like this which is a win-win for both parties.