How to put your best foot forward when looking for a job during tough times

Recruitment in 2020 has become a very difficult task for both employers and job-seekers. With so many people losing their jobs due to covid-19, the markets are saturated with people desperately searching for work.

Here are a few ways in which you can put your best foot forward to finding the right job.

Apply for the job you want

By tailoring your CV to the spec of the job, you are able to highlight your best qualities that the specific job requires. If you are applying for an administrative-orientated position, highlight those capabilities instead of listing irrelevant competencies such as graphic design for example.

Don’t apply for every job you see advertised

Many recruiters are seeing people applying for each and every job they can find from specialised vacancies such as strategy for example to computer programming and reception work. By doing this, the applicant is diluting their talent and capabilities and makes the recruit sceptical about what their competencies really are. Stick to what you know.

Believe in yourself

Not every set-back means failure. Losing one’s job for whatever reason can leave you feeling rejected, demotivated and worthless. Understanding that you are great at what you do, taking the time to evaluate what you really want and then going out to get it is a massive step toward getting that job.

Be open to change

The way in which business is conducted today is quite literally not the same as it was just yesterday. By being adaptable and willing to go out of your comfort zone, you will find that you will learn a lot more, grow a lot faster and even pick up a few hidden talents you never knew you had.