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Take advantage of quarantine to catch up on the job search

March 31, 2020

Use the days you will spend at home to improve your employability.

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Take advantage of quarantine to catch up on the job searchTake advantage of quarantine to catch up on the job search

The situation we are going through in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic allows us to make an introspection about our current professional situation. Leaving aside the perspectives on the economic situation of our country, we cannot fail to visualize our future work and the way to achieve our objectives.

That is why, taking advantage of the free time we have by not leaving or leaving home less and access to technology, OCCMundial , the online Career Center, shares some recommendations for you to work at your level of employability to search and get the best job:

  • Update the curriculum. Whether you are looking for a job or not, you can always aspire to a better opportunity, so your CV must be up-to-date and integrated into online job search platforms, be sure to include the skills that characterize you and the skills you have developed .
  • Fill out the behavioral tests. To make your profile more complete and, therefore, more attractive to recruiters, give yourself 15 or 20 minutes to fill in these fields that will show what naturally motivates you to work in the most efficient and productive way possible .
  • Review vacancies and apply. It is time for you to carefully review the job offers that are posted on the online job boards; Search by keyword, area, position, place and apply to those that interest you. Use the services of job profiles and company profiles so that you know the panorama of the position you are aspiring for and the companies that offer it.
  • Prepare for virtual interviews. Don't be surprised if they ask you to participate in a virtual interview. Recruiters have not stopped doing their jobs and will take advantage of online tools to find the best candidates to fill the jobs. Prepare very well, check that your video call programs work well, arrange yourself as if it were a face-to-face interview and find a space in your house to have privacy and avoid interruptions.
  • Continue networking. Although the topic of general interest is COVID-19 and how to adapt to social isolation, review the problems facing the area and sector in which you work, join groups on social networks, get informed and participate in discussions and round tables. virtual work. Adapt face-to-face networking to virtual.
  • Get informed and update. Select official sites to stay up-to-date on the news regarding the pandemic and how companies are responding and adapting to circumstances. Take advantage, also, to stay updated and certified, according to your profession. There are countless online courses, especially at this time when many educational institutions are offering free options. Also, many professionals are offering free webinars or conferences online.

Given the panorama that we are facing in Mexico and in the world, good job opportunities will be more competitive, so you should not waste time staying current and connected to apply for a new or better job.

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