How the pandemic has changed job hunting

Posted on September 6, 2021 at 2:38 pm

The pandemic has certainly changed how people are job hunting, but how have they changed. 

Pre-Covid, employment gaps were often questioned but now employers are no longer as concerned that you took time off to look after your children, care for a loved one or lost your job, no matter when it happened.  So rather than trying to hide that gap, just say why you were not working. 

Covering letters mean so much more now, with some surveys suggesting 48% more covering letters are read post-Covid.  Before writing your covering letter, research the company and explain why you are the best fit for the position and include keywords from the job advertisement.

 Many interviews are still being conducted via video call, so if you are invited to a video conference interview, make sure you know how to use the software in advance and find the most suitable place to do the call.  You still need to make an impression so still wear your suit or smart clothes as this get you in the mood for the interview too.

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