Being at home doesn’t mean your job hunt must come to an end. There are still a number of actions you can take to continue your job search and increase your chances of finding your dream job.
As recruitment specialists, Walters People bring you tailored advice on how to make the best use of your time spent at home, including top tips to lead you on a successful job hunt from the comfort of your own couch. Take a look here:
1. Create a digital CV
Walters People recruitment technology allows candidates to record interviews on your mobile, laptop, desktop or tablet in your own time, answering pre-determined questions you have set. Our recruitment consultants can then review these interviews afterwards and use it to submit your digital CV to a prospective employer for review.
2. Stay engaged with your recruitment consultant
Make sure to check in regularly with your recruitment consultant as they have first-hand access to a stream of live roles which may be best suited to you. They are ready to support you and assist you through your job search so do reach out as often as possible.
3. Consider contract work
In an uncertain job market, cautious employers are more likely to invest in temp-to-perm hires. Contracting is a fantastic opportunity for you to take control of your career, and for some people, it’s the best decision they’ll ever make. Contracting can also be an excellent way to gain experience and get a foot in the door with a great company.
4. Be open to video interviews
Get vital face-time with employers and recruiters. Even if they can not meet you in person, they will still be available to meet you on a video call. Let your recruitment consultant know you are open to video interviews and identify which applications you have available to you and which you are most comfortable using. If you are unfamiliar with a certain application e.g. skype, your recruitment consultant can show you all you need to know to conduct a successful Skype interview.
5. Test your technology
Before any video interview, always test your Wi-Fi connections, audio and sounds to ensure you have minimal disturbances during your video call. Be sure to have switched off any pop ups or downloads that might interrupt your call.
6. Be active on social media
Use this time at home to be as active as possible on sites such as LinkedIn. Switch the settings on your LinkedIn profile to let recruiters and employers know that you’re actively open to job approaches – this means your profile will turn up on active searches related to your field. This way it is far more likely that a recruitment consultant will reach out to you with new jobs.