The short answer is yes. Many companies are continuing to recruit as normal, while others are ramping up hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic to accommodate increased sales. However, overall hiring has slowed significantly. Service sector hiring has come to a near halt and many companies, even those with work-from-home capabilities have implemented hiring freezes. ZipRecruiter
Whether you want to make the world your office, need to increase availability to family, or simply feel more productive working in pajamas, transitioning to remote work is an alluring career choice for its work-life flexibility. Before you start setting up your new home office, take some time to develop a remote job search strategy.
Receiving direct contact from a recruiter is an exciting part of the job search and a welcome break from rejection notices and non-responses. Out of hundreds of applicants or thousands of LinkedIn profiles, the recruiter decided you were one of the few worth reaching out to– congrats! The next step is to validate their instincts.
Job postings have become less effective for recruiters in the last few years because of the “spray-and-pray” (or “S-A-P”) approach many use when applying for jobs. This theory is that if a job seeker applies for as many jobs as possible, sooner or later, they’ll win the lottery and land a job. Unfortunately, that’s just
“The client specifically asked for ‘young pretty people,’” Tejal Wagadia, a technical recruiter based in Phoenix, Arizona, told Jobscan. “They said, ‘I don’t care how many years of experience they have, I need young pretty people.’“ “I’ve talked to VPs of HR who have told me, straight out, that the executive needs candidates that are
When searching for questions to ask in a job interview, you’ll be confronted with lists of questions covering every possible aspect of the role, company, interviewer, and more. Unfortunately, there aren’t typically opportunities in an interview setting to run through the “top 50 questions to ask in an interview” list you found online. You’ll need to
Interviews over the phone can be just as daunting as meeting face-to-face. They’re often short, so you feel pressured to make the most of the time. You can’t see your interviewer’s body language or facial expressions, which makes it harder to build rapport and gauge receptivity. And that reduced nonverbal communication can lead to interruptions
The economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis has hit workers, especially those in service industries, hard. As the effects trickle down, more businesses are implementing hiring freezes, furloughs, and layoffs to stay afloat. So, how can you tell if you’re in danger of being laid off? And what can you do now to prepare? Below,
Social media has put a lot of people’s jobs at risk. Celebrities have been getting fired thanks to their use of social media: Roseanne Barr from the sitcom named after her, James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Social media can even keep us from getting the job in the first place, such
If you’re wondering what a professional networking document is, you’re probably not alone. Unlike a resume or professional bio, this is a different kind of marketing document for job search networking purposes. While the top part of your professional networking document resembles a resume, the bottom part explains to those with whom you’re networking what
Zoom interviews are becoming more common these days and are a necessity right now during the COVID-19 crisis. I’ve worked remotely for ten years. I’ve seen the arrival of all the major video technology platforms and have made just about every mistake in the book—even the embarrassing ones. But over time, I’ve become a virtual
It’s common knowledge a job seeker should follow up after an interview, but did you know it can be extremely helpful to follow up on your job application, too? It can be nerve-wracking to be the first one to establish contact after the faceless online job application process, but standing out from other candidates early
Regardless of how you think about the recruitment process, there’s only one reason a company should choose you over other candidates: you are the right person to solve their problems. With this in mind, you have to approach your job search thinking that your success as an employee will be measured not only by how
Do you feel bombarded by the words personal brand? Do you back away from the conversation and look for the nearest exit? Or just sit there and think, “um, well, I’m not quite sure!” You are not alone. Many people I encounter are flummoxed at the mention of personal branding when it comes to their
What if there were a way to know what was most important to an employer? Good news! Job postings contain more than just hiring criteria. By taking a closer look at job postings, you can identify topics of importance and pick up on nuanced information to help you prepare better applications. Here is what to
Jobscan has launched Jobscan Coach, a platform that helps employment specialists manage their clients as they guide them to an optimized resume with Jobscan. Check out some of the features in the Jobscan Coach tutorial. With Jobscan Coach, you can grant your clients access to Jobscan Premium, monitor their progress, and more. Career coaches serve as a
Would you ever go on a long road trip without driving directions? Sure, maybe you’d eventually get from Point A to Point B, but it wouldn’t be the most efficient or economical way to travel. Having a strategic job search plan is essentially like having a map. Job search strategies will save you time, sanity,
Writing a cover letter can feel like a struggle between simply checking all the boxes on your job application and using the opportunity to show what makes you a uniquely qualified candidate. One part of the process that often flies under the radar is how to end a cover letter. The end of your cover
The objective of any resume is to demonstrate your skills, experience, and value to potential employers. This can be a challenge for college students who don’t have much (or any) workforce experience. But don’t worry! Employers don’t expect recent grads to have a lot of work experience, and college resumes are meant to look different
A few years ago, I was laid off and subsequently went a solid year before I went back into the workforce as a full-time employee. I didn’t plan on being out of the workforce that long but as weeks of searching turned into months, it became quite evident I needed to prepare for a lot
A common error many job seekers over 50 (and those who haven’t needed to job search in years, for that matter) make is thinking job searching hasn’t changed much. It has. Here’s what you need to know when job hunting after 50. 1. Self-Reflection Before embarking on a job search, evaluate what’s important to you.