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We understand that it’s an uncertain time for job searching during the COVID-19 pandemic – so we’ve put together these 8 tips for finding a job.

Even though we are seeing many businesses closing their doors, rest assured there are still jobs out there!

Prepare yourself that some job openings may be put on hold or disappear. But, that doesn’t mean they won’t open up again in a few months once these businesses have adapted to the current climate. Some companies actually have a higher demand for workers as their services become more utilised during this time.

We hope these tips help to keep you motivated in finding a job during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Here’s some more tips for finding a job during coronavirus

Abilities and Strengths

Whether you’re a worker who has just lost their job, a small business owner who’s had to close their doors, or someone who has been unemployed for some time – it’s a good time to have a think about how your skills may be transferred over to a new in-demand industry. Here’s a great article on Transferring Skills to a New Industry >


Your Resume

You may need to apply for work that is different from what you had been searching for in the past – make sure you tailor your Resume to suit the new types of roles you’re applying for.

We have some tips to help you put together the best Resume possible. Get the tips here >


Online Presence

Now is the time to build your online network and use these connections to get yourself out there and in front of potential employers.


Train, Train, Train

There is free non-accredited course provided by Alffie is designed to support efforts to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and to promote community health and safety. Employers are now asking that job seekers have an understanding of this and the role they play in the workplace. This course could help you in answering questions from an Employer about this topic. Find out more >


P is for pandemic…and POSITIVITY!

It is understandable that during times like this, people may be feeling afraid, worried, anxious and overwhelmed by the constantly changing alerts and media coverage regarding the spread of the virus. Our friends at Lifeline have created some mental health and wellbeing tips and strategies to continue looking after ourselves and each other during these difficult times. Get the tips >


Job Searching

We’ve compiled a list of job search websites to help you.

See the list here > 


Interviews

Due to COVID-19, the traditional face-to-face interviews are being replaced with video and phone interviews.

We understand this can feel strange for some people, especially if you haven’t had a lot of experience using technology in this way before.

We have some great tips around Phone/Video Interviews. Check out the article here >


Don’t give up on your job searching!

We understand that looking for a job is already hard enough and that during the coronavirus pandemic, job searching comes with new challenges, but you should keep hunting as usual.

Make sure you seek support from professionals who are available to help you find a job, friends and family.


We hope these tips for finding a job during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have helped increase your motivation.

Remember there are still jobs out there

Do you need help finding a job during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

If you’re an ETC customer – contact your Jobs/Youth Advisor today on 1800 007 400 to express your interest in the available jobs.

If you’re not connected to ETC, check out your favourite job search site and look for vacancies. Find a list of job search sites here > 

Want to join ETC? Contact Services Australia and nominate ETC as your employment service provider.


 

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