In 2020, a lot of individuals have faced the risk and have even experienced the misfortune of losing their job, mostly thanks to the global economic situation due to the pandemic that has gripped the nation and the wider world.
Some of these people who have lost their job may not have been on the job market for a number of years, and may not have the experience and skills to navigate it effectively. With employment becoming more and more of a luxury, job searching has become extremely competitive, so to help you increase your chances of obtaining a new income to support yourself through this time, there are many different techniques and tips that you can implement to make you a more attractive candidate. Here’s some of the stuff you need to do to get back into work after losing your job.
Join Recruitment Agencies
Searching job boards and recruitment websites like Indeed can be really time consuming and difficult. There are a lot of different platforms and sites that you can use to find a job, which is good, however, it can be tough keeping tabs on all of them, meaning you can miss a lot of good opportunities.
A decent way to combat this and make you more effective at finding potential roles to apply for is to register with recruitment agencies. These are companies whose whole purpose is to try and find clients employment, meaning that joining one basically means that there are more people searching the job market to find you the perfect role.
There are some roles and companies that only employ through recruitment agencies, meaning that joining one can increased your job pool. It’s worth signing up to as many as you can to boost your chances, however, it’s not advisable to pay to join a recruitment agency as this isn’t the usual business model.
To improve your chances of getting employment you need to start networking and building a brand so that potential employers are aware of you. You never know where your next role is going to come from, so networking can help you get in there. Go to networking events and connect with local businesses and people in your area on LinkedIn. It’s also worth getting business cards with your contact details as this makes you more memorable and appear professional. If you’re trying to provide a service and are looking for clients you can also make custom leaflets to get your brand across.
Learn a New Skill (or Two)
Gaining additional skills is a good way to make you far more employable as it could be the difference between you and another candidate. Spend time trying to obtain skills that can help you in the field you want to get into, or learn something completely different as this can help you get different roles.
Good things to learn while you are job searching include digital skills like photoshop or website building. Learning skills is also a good way to keep you progressing and can stop you stagnating during the job searching process. It’s important to invest in yourself and learning a new skill is a great way to do this.