The pandemic has changed work culture and transformed how people hunt for jobs. If you are in the job market and would like to get a position relatively quickly, there are certain things that you need to incorporate and certain techniques to include into your search to help you succeed. It is important to have a clear intention of what you want your career trajectory to look like. 

Polish Up Your Cover Letter and Resume

Invest in hiring a career coach or counselor who can proofread your resume and cover letter and offer you some professional feedback about what errors you need to fix to make you a stronger applicant. 

Be Prepared 

Doing your homework about the company you are applying to and preparing for the interview ahead of time can give you the confidence boost you need to succeed. There are many resources online about common interview questions and how you can ace the interview.

Push Yourself

If you are looking for a new job, it might be worth your while to invest in learning some new aptitudes that can make you a more versatile potential employee. Also, use the opportunity to expand your network while building out different relevant and transferable skills.

Network

Networking is a significant part of the job-hunting process. The popular saying in professional circles is that who you know can influence what job you get. Networking is a great technique to use if you want to get a job. Contact friends and trusted professionals in your industry and let them know that you are in the market for a new position when you start looking for a job.

Monitor Your Social Media

If you are actively applying for work, your potential employer might be doing a background check on you and observing your social media activity. Be very careful about your social media activity and how you are representing yourself online because it can affect your prospects. In this era, social media activity weighs heavily on your candidacy. 

Allow Rejection to Motivate You

The most challenging part of the job-hunting process is getting a rejection, but the fact is that it happens to a majority of job hunters. Although coping with rejection is not fun, this is where you need to develop tremendous grit and persistence. If you allow yourself to wallow and become discouraged, that will affect your future job interviews.

Follow Up

A "Thank you" note is essential after an interview. Most times, candidates who send notes after an interview have a higher chance of getting hired. A thank-you note is a perfect opportunity to reinforce why you're the best candidate for the job to the hiring manager. If you gaffed at some point during the interview, a "Thank you" note is a great opportunity to clarify things.

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