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Businesses will need to adjust to a new reality in the post pandemic world, and so too will job seekers. Many businesses may not reopen, and others may start up slowly. There will be industry sectors that will actively look for candidates, and others that may not be ready. The result will be many more candidates seeking opportunities in a much tighter employment market. If you are searching, or plan to search, for a new job or career, here are four ways to stand out in a crowded hiring space.
In a wood-panelled conference room in Seattle, a handsome dark-haired man called Nick sits with three people. They are all working together on a marketing plan for a start-up. It looks like a typical business meeting. One of possibly thousands that occur in the city each day. Except Nick is not a business man. He’s an actor with a secret mission to sabotage the group’s performance.
You’ve spent hours writing the perfect job description. It’s been posted everywhere: on your website, on your social media platforms and on multiple job boards. But you have only received a few resumes and they are not even close to being the candidates you are looking for. Time to face the truth: your job description wasn’t that well written after all.