Ex-employees and employers face a more unnerving task while COVID 19 is continuing to put the world on effective and uncertain lockdown, – how to look for work in times of uncertainty.

There are a few ways to keep busy and proactive during this time, first things first: You need to keep applying. We encourage this, even if the company has temporarily stopped their hiring, 90% of them will be opening back up once normality is back and they will need to fill the spot. So brush up your CV, clean up that cover letter and keep applying.

Many trades such as engineering, architecture, property managers, real estate agents, electricians and accounts are just some of New Zealand’s most in-demand careers that we continue to cater to. As we come off the back of a crisis we do not yet know the outcome of, one thing is for sure, trades and careers such as these will be the first to open up opportunities on the job front. The time in which we are in now, is the perfect setting for those who will be seeking new employment once we move out of lockdown and forward toward a new normal, to be making sure you are prepared for when hiring freezes are lifted.

We will have numerous jobs including but not limited to: temp and full time, trade staff, office admin, construction, technicians, accountants etc, pouring through the door in the upcoming months and we want to make sure we have the right and effient individuals to bring to the table. If you have the skills and personality for these and many other trades, we encourage you to maintain a consistent initiative in applying and seeking those relevant to you, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding a listing you see and want to know more about.

These are a few tips to help you along the way whilst applying:

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Keep a great attitude 

No matter what, no matter when, you can make money. It might take a while, it might be harder than you think and you might have to do whatever it takes to make ends meet but you can. Whether you have to walk from door to door and ask if people want their house painted? Or cold call companies and ask if they could use an app to help manage their employees remotely, there is a way to make a living however it all comes down to ATTITUDE and perseverance.

Get comfortable talking on the phone

Skype calls, Google Hangouts, Zoom. Get familiar as you can with these video call apps, as most companies will be conducting meetings and interviews via these in the upcoming months. Grab a few friends to help you run through a few practice calls if you aren’t comfortable and be sure that your voicemail on your phone is set up to a professional voicemail greeting. Always ensure you have a clear spot to video chat from and headphones if necessary.

Make sure you are consistently networking within your industry

Just because work is down doesn’t mean the networking has to stop, use social media to see what’s happening and talk to us about any concerns you may have. The more you are engaged, the more likely you will stay on people’s radar. Asking people who are currently in the specific field, what is happening and what you could be doing to start gearing up is another way to stay positive and proactive.

Build your CV and Linkedin profile

With all this free time, be proactive and update your CV whether it’s re-formatting it, adding new content or minimising it into an easy piece of readable content. Work on your Linkedin profile, be active and share content or make your own and make it a professional personal look and feel you want to be portraying.

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Our team is here to help! Even if you just want someone to talk to about uncertainties in the current environment or you need advice give us a call and we can help. Send us your CV here – Job Hunters

Are you ready for your next challenge?  Speak to one of our recruitment consultants today.

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