In these unprecedented times, the economic crisis has made it harder for people to find a job. More than 38 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits in just two months, the total count only increasing each week.
Career counselor Roy Cohen says finding a job is tough but not difficult.
Here are some tips to accelerate your job application process:
- Make sure that you are feeling that you deserve a job.
- Apply immediately for unemployment insurance. That will help ease some of the stress that you may feel.
- Don't show up unprepared for an interview. Rigorous preparation is more important now than ever before.
- Exhaust every possible job board. Companies are relying far more on technology now to identify candidates.
- Make sure your resume speaks directly to what the job is looking for.
- Demonstrate that you are comfortable working with technology. You need to demonstrate that you can work remotely. And companies now that they are re-thinking how you work, they want to know that their potential candidates are comfortable working remotely.
- Get any job now. It doesn't matter what job it is.
- Do the heavy lifting. Its up to you whether it's an interview or networking, to connect the dots for whoever it is you're talking to.
- Be precise in your message. You should be able to explain why you want the job, what qualifies you for the job and how you are going to add value.