Revamp your resume & portfolio
the COVID-19 Pandemic
Before you start applying to jobs you want to ensure you’re putting your best foot forward. It’s time to dust off your resume, portfolio, cover letter and any other relevant work examples. You’ll want to make sure your resume details your most recent work experience including specific examples of measurable success where applicable. You’ll want to tailor your resume to each job for which your applying, utilizing keywords and critical skills outlined in the job description. If you have a portfolio, make sure it showcases your most relevant work and is easy to navigate. You only get one chance to impress a hiring manager and suddenly there’s even more competition for open roles.
Network like it’s your job
Just because in-person events are canceled doesn’t mean you should put a pin in your networking strategy. You can continue to build your network online. However it’s not enough to add connections on LinkedIn or join meetup groups and call it a day. Start a meaningful and useful conversation with a former colleague or alumni from your school. Find relevant, timely ways to connect with people – forward a recent article you read or information about a trend you’ve noticed in your industry. If you take the initiative to develop deeper connections within your network, you’ll find that uncovering open jobs will happen more naturally.
The COVID-19 outbreak has upended life as we know it. Over the past few weeks millions of Americans filed for unemployment, many for the first time. Companies have had to put open positions on hold as they navigate the current crisis and plan for the future. If you’re looking for work because you were recently let go, or your circumstances have changed, it’s a unique time to be on the job hunt and patience will be key. We’re sharing our best practices to find work in today’s socially-distant, work-from-home climate.
A great way to keep yourself motivated while you look for your next job is to build upon your skillset. There are so many free classes available online, whether you’re trying to grow your career in digital marketing, design or UX, there’s a course out there for you. Adding to your skillset with help keep you focused while also adding to your resume and elevating your personal brand. We also recommend signing up for webinars to learn what trends are emerging in your industry and potentially make new connections in your field.
Take care of you
The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has many of us feeling uneasy and anxious. Then, with adding the stress of looking for a job, you may quickly start to feel overwhelmed. With this in mind, it is so vital to prioritize your mental health. Make time for yourself – whether to go for a walk, meditate, read a book, listen to music, do yoga. Practicing self-care is as important as applying to another job. Taking breaks throughout the day will help keep energy levels up and boost your morale.
At 24 Seven we work with a variety of brands and agencies, from start-ups and small shops to Fortune 500 companies. While hiring may have slowed for some industries, others are seeing a boost in business with companies are still looking to add to their talent bench. Where we’re seeing demand is across Digital Marketing, Creative and Technology, including but not limited to, Social Media Managers, UX/UI Designers, Email Marketing Managers, Project Managers, Graphic Designers, SEO/SEM Specialists, Ecommerce Managers, Content Creators, Customer Acquisition Managers, CRM Managers, Front End Web Developers and Digital Marketing Directors.
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