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Thanks to COVID-19, all over the world, unemployment is reaching a record high. People across the globe are being made redundant as their employers struggle to keep going, and businesses in industries like hospitality and travel are being forced to close their doors. Suddenly, there are fewer jobs available in some of our most popular sectors, and more people applying for them.
If you are unemployed right now, it might be scary. You may find it hard to imagine being able to get a
But, it’s by no means impossible. While some industries are struggling, others are thriving. There are jobs available, even if it means a career change. Here are some tips to help you to get one of them.
With so many people looking for jobs, your resume has become more important than ever, and if you are looking for a career change, you’ll need to use it to sell yourself, highlighting relevant experience and transferable skills. It can be worth using a resume service to help your application to get to the top of the pile.
Take Your Time with The Cover Letter
Cover letters are massively underrated. If you are applying for a specific
Make Your First Impression in Person
Your cover letter makes your first impression if you apply for a
Perfect Your Appearance
Whether you are handing in an application, asking about positions, or attending an interview, your personal presentation is crucial. Make sure you are well dressed and groomed. Stand tall with your head held high, and offer a strong and confident handshake. Your application, resume and cover letter should also be neat, tidy and well presented.
Don’t just think about what you know or what you can do, think too about who you know. Get in touch with people that you have worked with in the past, use LinkedIn to build connections online, and don’t be scared to ask about available positions.
Don’t Leave a Gap
If you are unemployed, a gap in your
It’s Easier to Get a
Job When You’ve Got a Job
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