The Covid-19 crisis has had an undeniable impact on almost every part of our lives. Professionally, most of our projects will be called into question, postponed or reassessed in order to adapt to this new context that we are faced with. It is important, however, not to let yourself be overwhelmed with fear. It is the perfect time to refine your job-hunting skills. Here is some advice to take to optimise how you manage your search.
Preface: Recruitment agency TeamRH has an impressive level of expertise on the measures discussed below. You can find more information about this in the ‘HR services’ section of our website: www.teamrh.com/en/. Indeed, via coaching sessions, TeamRH, a leading figure in legal and tax recruitment since 2002, supports candidates who wish to develop or retrain professionally in each of the following stages.
MAINTAIN YOUR NETWORK
We are increasingly practising social distancing (fewer meetings in person, fewer business lunches with clients or partners, more working from home, etc…) but that does not mean that we should isolate ourselves, by any means. It is the ideal time to reach out to people with whom you have not been in contact for a long time. Check up on them and offer to help if possible. It is never too late to start connecting, or to get back in touch with your network.
THE RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Many companies are starting to slow down or even stop their hiring process. As a recruitment agency, TeamRH is experiencing a fall in its clients’ needs. The current uncertainties mean that companies cannot afford to recruit for a role which is not immediate and vital for the development of their activity. Today, employers are increasingly counting on workers who are already working within their company, and they are postponing low-priority tasks. All this while trying to avoid causing redundancies, which unfortunately have been much more common within some businesses. It is difficult not to worry during such an anxiety-inducing situation. But we would still like to tell you not to worry. The economy will recover. If you currently work in a position which you are considering leaving, curb your desires and postpone them to the near future. If you have already been made redundant, and you need support in your search for a new company to welcome you, consider getting some coaching. TeamRH can support you in your search for your next employer. Contact us now.
IMPROVE YOUR PROFILE
Use this time to polish your LinkedIn profile. Improve your image, write articles, join groups, follow people and companies that interest you. Make yourself stand out as there are thousands of candidates who are now on the job market again. As recruitment consultants, we have noticed that there are many more candidates who are actively looking for employment than before Covid-19. Therefore, making yourself stand out is a crucial issue for you. The support of a coach can be a precious advantage.
PRACTISE YOUR INTERVIEW
Make sure that, once economic activity resumes and companies finally respond to your applications by offering you an interview, you are ready. Also, start practising the job interview now to be 10000% ready to succeed on the day. Of course, this is not as fun on your own. And you are also not the most objective of people to judge your own performance. This is why interview practice is one of the many coaching services that TeamRH offers. In this way, you will benefit from the opinion of a recruitment expert. They will inform you of your strengths and your weaknesses, and will give you precious advice on how to improve your “core” pitch for all types of interviews to impress recruiters and get the job.
PERFECT YOUR CV
Do not wait until the last minute to update your professional CV and cover letter. Take the time to concentrate on how to improve your CV and your cover letter so that they tell the story of your career path. If you do not know where to begin, we are here to help you. Good luck!
DO A SKILLS ASSESSMENT
Do you want to really play to your strengths (during this time when your professional projects are perhaps on hold) and make a 360-degree review of your profile? You are right to do so. Think of completing a skills assessment. You might realise that you are actually made for a completely different career path than the one that you were planning on taking or continuing before Covid-19. And in this way you will save a potentially huge amount of wasted years, while finding the professional fulfilment that you have wanted for so long.
A new professional start after the Covid-19 crisis !
TeamRH is a Recruitment Company located in Paris. It is a crucial player in the legal and financial sector. We provide services for our national and international clients, aligning ourselves with their pursuit of excellence. Another of our defining features is that we attach a great importance to each candidate’s soft skills, or interpersonal skills, with the aim to offer them, as well as our clients, the best candidate/business match possible. Therefore, when sending us your CV, do not hesitate to mention anything which can demonstrate who you are, as well as your technical skills and work experience. Take a look at our current positions here. Apply today!