Strategies for searching a job during the lockdown

With the corona virus outbreak, the whole country has been locked down. Job seekers especially now will have to face a new challenge due to the current situation.
Most of the companies have opted to work from home and some companies have put hiring on hold however there is no need to worry as we have come up with some strategies that you can follow to do a job search during the lockdown period:

Don’t stop, continue your job search:

 You should keep applying to jobs as usual. Don’t stop sharing your resumes if companies have temporarily put the position on hold, there are higher chances that the companies will resume hiring after the lockdown since they also need to fill that position.

Connecting with consultants:

There are many consultancy firms to whom you can get in touch with. Besides sending your resumes to them, try calling them directly and have a conversion, tell them about your qualifications, preferred industry and in which field you are looking for a job. This will create an impact and the recruiter might remember your candidature if they come up with any relevant openings.

Expand your network:

Now is the perfect time to focus on building your network since you have ample time. Start exploring Linkedin, send a connection request, message HR professionals, join groups, share content and take advice from professionals. It is not bad to ask for help or to take pieces of advice that’s why we build connections right?

Explore Job portals:

 Check out all the job portals that are there whether it’s LinkedIn, Naukri, Shine, IIM jobs or Hirist. Companies keep posting jobs in these online portals, don’t miss out on any opportunity. For instance, take up Naukri premium membership and get your profile highlighted. Try to find out more online job portals and keep applying.

Try using GitHub:

If you are an IT person then you must have worked on many projects in your previous organization or college. GitHub is a platform for the IT enthusiast who can post their projects and get highlighted if they have the maximum number of followers. These days’ big firms and consultancies have started using GitHub to hire the perfect candidates.

Enroll in an online certification course:

Take up some short online courses to brush up your skills and to be more qualified for a job. There are many institutions and social platforms like Linkedin that are providing free as well as paid certification courses. Check all the portals and go through all the courses that you think can help in the future in getting the job.

Participate in online competitions

If you are an IT person then you must have worked on many projects in your previous organization or college. GitHub is a platform for the IT enthusiast who can post their projects and get highlighted if they have the maximum number of followers. These days’ big firms and consultancies have started using GitHub to hire the perfect candidates.

This time can be stressful and frustrating but you need to cope up with the situation. Don’t let this situation bring down the morale, stay strong and don’t give up. Talk to your friends, relatives, who you think can give you the best advice. Let your mind be free from the negativity that is around you. Take some time out and play games, exercise and meditate. 
In the end, just follow these simple points and you never know you might get landed on your dream job.