Where To Look For A Job In A Pandemic
The pandemic has taught us a valuable lesson, namely just how fast things can change in life.
What seemed to be a temporary shift in the way we work has quickly gone beyond anyone’s imagination. For some people, the pandemic’s onset was a chance to reflect on how we conduct work and a way of realizing that maybe we’re meant to do something we haven’t tried before, or that the status quo doesn’t work in “normal” work-life either.
Maybe remote work can help us when done properly?
However, as a result of the pandemic, many of us had to part ways with our previous jobs and look for new opportunities that would allow us to support ourselves during these hard times. It may seem like everyone is looking for a new stream of income nowadays, but the trick is to know where to look for those opportunities. Contrary to what you may be reading, there are still many places that are actively looking for new people to join their team, so if you haven’t found a job yet, let us help you!
We made a list of the best places to look for a job during the pandemic, so you’ll know where to look!
Many people don’t think about social media when looking for a job, but the fact of the matter is that it should be the first place you’re looking into! Practically, everyone has a social media account, and you’d be surprised how many people are actively posting job opportunities on their social media accounts. Even better than those are social media groups, specifically designed for people to post job advertisements in designated market segments. You should specifically look into a freelance marketplace filled with countless job opportunities, and you may just find one that suits your specific expertise!
Check out all the opportunities social media has to offer, and you may just discover that your next job is only one click (or post) away!
Job Hiring Websites
Job Hiring websites are a great tool to get yourself acquainted with when searching for a job. Such websites allow you to search for specific job categories, which will enable you to specify your search criteria. However, remember that we are in the middle of a Pandemic, so you might want to be a bit more flexible when choosing your criteria and open to new opportunities you haven’t considered before.
Such websites also allow you to easily connect with employers that are actively looking to hire new employees, and it makes the whole process of applying so much easier. Before you apply to any jobs through such websites, make sure that your CV is up to date, and if you have a portfolio, it has all your recent (and best) work included. Some of the most popular and effective job search websites are:
- Craigslist (!)
As we mentioned earlier, freelancing jobs might be a great way to get some extra work in the field of your specialty. Another great way to find some freelancing work might be by advertising yourself a bit. Yes, we know, advertising can be expensive, and in today’s world, not everyone is looking to invest money into something they might not get a fast return from. Still, some advertising formats don’t require a substantial monetary contribution or a minimal one. Create a writing portfolio website on a free service like SquareSpace, Wix, or WordPress. You don’t need to code!
A great way to do so is by writing about your specialty and what you have to offer in various groups related to your expertise field. It’s a great way to put your foot in the game and expand your potential customer base. In the world of freelancing, it’s essential to gain useful business contacts that will know who you are and what skills you offer. You might just be surprised how fast the phone may ring, with a job offer on the way!
Opening Up Your Own Business
Being your own boss? A dream of many. Well, maybe now’s a better time than ever to turn this dream into a reality. Opening your own business may be scary at first, as you’re working for yourself, so you never know when the next paycheck will arrive. However, with risk comes reward, so you may just find yourself getting a surplus of opportunities in some time.
Even though being your own boss has many perks, you also need to be fully aware of the responsibilities that come with it. However, don’t go into the idea thinking you will succeed overnight; it takes time, as with everything in life. Start small, and invest in advertising yourself in the potential client pool, so people acquaint themselves with your offerings. This is mostly a great idea if you’ve got some time on your hands and you’re not in desperate need of funds.
The pandemic has heavily changed the way we view the simplest things in life. Even with the negatives that came with it, there are some things that maybe we learned now, that we haven’t before. It not only made us change the way we operate daily, but it also made us realize how many new opportunities are available online to designate the extra time we gained and provide ourselves with a new source of income.