These times of storm require inventiveness, courage, resourcefulness, and adaptability. Around the world, diverse companies are opening for business once again, at different stages. With so much unemployment going on and candidates eager to get back at it, the competition is hard. Therefore, they will be looking for standouts, those who can be hand-picked from the crowd, those who have not remained idle or learning nothing new.
Here are some of our tips, based on what we have noticed. We hope that with this advice you can show your value as a candidate:
- Adapt to Remote Work.
Working remotely is no longer seen as a part-time activity. Organizations have taken notice of the value remote work has brought to them, not only in terms of productivity, but to increase the work culture value for their Brand. Some companies now tag themselves as “Digital by Default Company”, making it possible for their employees to work from anywhere they wish. Take advantage of your being at home to take additional degrees, trainings and courses that will fill in the gaps that need to be filled and acquire the new skills that can guarantee you also take advantage of remote work and all its benefits.
It is all about your new skills.
Showcase the many skills you have learned during this pandemic, and even if they are not immediately useful, go on and present them for your employers to see. New ideas and strategies are given birth to in this manner. Perhaps you are a Business Developer with Video Marketing skills, or perhaps an Administrator who has a knack for Sales. Never dismiss your precious experience, especially during these times. Companies are changing and the world requires flexibility and multi-skilled individuals.
- Bring solutions.
Innovation is key for companies during this “new normality”. Your potential employers will expect you to be a creative and a solution-oriented individual. There is no better time to be daring and bursting with creativity than today!
As the times are forcing individuals to bring themselves out to the spotlight, you should not stay behind and learn to ride the wave of innovation. Job hunting is hard nowadays, with so many people unemployed. Just be sure you are taking the right steps for others to notice you.