We can all agree that 2020 has been a monumental year for many reasons, however no matter what has happened people still need to find work. While hiring may look a little different this year, it should not stop a driven candidate from finding their next big career opportunity. Below we have listed out the Top 5 Ways to Get Hired Quickly in 2020.
1. Job Specific Resume
One of the best ways to get hired quickly is to tailor your resume to the position you are applying for. This includes looking at the qualifications for the job and including references to these in your skills section on your resume. For example iif a Leasing Consultant position you are applying for asks for sales experience, you should include all relevant sales skills you possess on your resume. You can also include a cover letter that details how you would sell the apartment units to prospective residents. Tailoring your resume can be time consuming, but the payoff of getting hired quickly is certainly worth it.
2. Prepare Your References
A good and effective hiring manager will always check references. Many candidates don’t check in with their references before including them on their resumes, often just putting the names of their old bosses. This results in the hiring manager calling for people that don’t work in those positions anymore. Even worse, if a reference isn’t prepared to get a call about you they can be annoyed and come across as not favorable to you. Make sure you call and discuss your job search with all references you include on your resume.
3. Look for Jobs in Flourishing Industries
The pandemic has brought some industries to their knees and knowing which industries are thriving and which are laying people off is essential in your job search. You don’t want to waste your time going after positions in the hospitality industry at this time for example. You would want to concentrate on an industry that is doing well, such as Multifamily Housing, so you are applying for active positions. Don’t worry about having work history in that industry, just be sure to be ready to explain how your skill set transfers to the specific position open.
4. Practice Doing Virtual Interviews
2020 is the year of virtual interviews! This is great news for job seekers because you can interview from the comfort of your own home. However, there can be a pitfall here. You will want to practice interviewing with your friends and family so you can be sure to come across as professional in your home environment. Things such as your background, background noise, dress, and video quality can all influence a hiring decision.
5. Be Flexible
Since some companies are creating new protocols and new positions to deal with the new way of doing business in 2020 they will be looking for new hires that can roll with the punches. Be sure to go into a new position with a “can-do” attitude and be sure to add value to a company in these uncertain times.
With these 5 aspects you can be sure to be working in your new position quickly! Good luck on your job search!