5 Tips For Finding A Job In Times Of Pandemic
Whether you are a person who has successfully completed a course of study or someone who’s been in the job market for years, job hunting is difficult. Have you tried reconsidering your strategy to finding a job?
According to the World Labor Organization (ILO), more than 20 million people lost their jobs due to the pandemic in Latin America.
In Bogotá (Colombia), for example, the Dane revealed that, in the first half of 2021, unemployment rose to 19.1%, almost 2% more than the figure registered in the same period of 2020.
For Hunty, faced with such a challenging panorama, it is necessary to draw up effective strategies that allow candidates to increase the possibility of getting a quality job in a short time.
For Sebastien Caro, CEO and Co-founder of Hunty “on average a Latin American takes seven months to find a job and this happens because generally, nobody teaches us how to face a selection process properly”,
He added that “we do not know how to apply, we do not know how to prepare a resume and we are not sure how to prepare an interview. This is why at Hunty, we want to be the strategic allies of those people who want a professional change and achieve a dream that perhaps due to ignorance or lack of support, they have not achieve”.
Hunty, a program designed to combat unemployment in the country, has some recommendations to keep in mind when looking for work:
- Know Your Strengths:
Do not wear yourself out applying to offers whose title sounds according to your experience.
Each job description is different and what you should try is to read the requirements carefully to identify the jobs that best suit your strengths.
Make a list of the technical and soft skills you have so it will be easier to match them against the offers.
- Do Not Be Ashamed Of Your Weaknesses, By Recognizing Them You Will Be Able To Work On Them:
The common thing is to frame weaknesses as something positive, especially in a job interview; however, they are worth honestly acknowledging.
Some will not interfere in any way with the job you are applying to and others will be able to work themselves out over time.
Always emphasize what your strategy for improvement is.
- Invest Time In Your Resume:
Do not use the same to apply all the charges, adjust it depending on the skills that, depending on the position, are worth highlighting.
Between one and two pages are recommended for a successful resume.
- Create Or Update LinkedIn And Use It As A Networking Tool:
This social network is not a place where the resume is loaded and recruiters magically appear.
It is an active forum for exchanging knowledge and networking. Be consistent in its use and share quality content.
- Seek Advice:
Enroll in coaching programs that focus on enhancing your soft skills, improving your resume and LinkedIn profile, teaching you how to present business cases, and conducting mock interviews to prepare real-life views of each of the recruitment processes.
In Colombia there is Hunty, a boot camp where you could get a job 75% faster than the average.