5 ways to get hired during pandemic


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Millions of Filipinos have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic which means the competition for getting the job is much tougher as more candidates now eye for a single position.

The situation has led to the rapid increase of the demand for alternative sources of income as the quarantine limits job opportunities on ground. There are 30 million job searches on Google as of April 2020. Furthermore, leading online job portal JobStreet.com says there has been search growth for freelance jobs (+709%), work from home (+514%), and part time jobs (+53%).

Although you may be vying for a position with other hundreds of candidates in an online job post, you may increase your chances of getting hired with these tips from JobStreet.

Revamp your profile

Note that you are in stiff competition with other job seekers and one of the ways to stand out is to have an impressive profile. Update your employment history, key skills, contact details, and picture. Doing so will highlight your career goals and development areas which can pique the interest of hirers.

Target industries that are hiring

COVID-19 might have massively affected businesses but there are industries that are still operational and continuously hiring. Industries like BPO, online teaching, banking, and computer or information technology are some of the areas where you can submit your application online. Applying for companies that are urgently hiring may help you land a job faster.

Inform employers you are up for job offers

Online job portals commonly have the options to let employers know that you are accepting job offers, so make sure you maximize this feature. However, if you are urgently looking for opportunities, Jobstreet.com has recently enabled #WorkNow feature in their platform that lets ready-to-work candidates inform employers that they are up for immediate hiring. That way, companies can easily identify which candidates are available for urgent employment. To use this function, jobseekers only need to log in their JobStreet profile, edit ‘Additional Info’, go to ‘Other Information’ and type in #WorkNow then click ‘Save’.

Stay connected

Regularly check your emails and mobile phone after you have submitted your application. You may miss a great opportunity by not responding to calls or emails, and hirers may consider other available candidates. Make sure your notifications and sounds are on!

Prepare for your interview

Being invited for an online job interview may not guarantee that you have secured the position, but let it be your best shot to convince hirers why they must pick you amongst all the candidates. During conference calls, make sure you look presentable and have good internet connection. Most importantly, ace your interview by preparing answers for questions they might ask.

There is stiff competition as people thrive to search for source of income during these trying times, but do not lose hope. A little confidence and preparation can help you find the right job for you.
To learn more about available opportunities, visit jobstreet.com.ph.


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  1. True momsh really need this kaso di online momsh takot ako wala pa me experience pero gusto ko talaga kaso wala ako laptop magiinvest talaga ako hirap wala work

  2. Thankyou sa tips Momshie Iris oo nga po eh mahirap pa po talaga ang panahon ngayon medyo pahirapan din talaga ang maghanap ng trabaho lalo na pandemya pero meron po ako nakita na hiring po sila callcenters kaso wala laptop meron din 51talk kaya sayang po talaga

  3. Tama po pero mahirap pag wala kang gadget talo ka tlaga pero if ever gustong gusto kc sa bahay ka lng mababantayan mo pa family mo

  4. Salamat po sa sharing ng tips paano mag apply sa online lalo na po at napakaraming nag aapply dahil mas in demand ang online ngaun.. ❤

  5. True momsh dahil sa pandemya sobrang dami ang nawalan ng trabaho,pati ibang company nagbawas na rin ng tao at nagtanggal kaya pahirapan ngayon ang mkahanap ng trabaho at hindi ganon kadali ang mahired,But this tips sobrang laking tulong neto para mahired kagad.Very important din talaga na ready ka sa interview at alam mo yong mga dapat isasagot sa mga tanong ng interviewer.Samahan na rin ng mataas na confidence .

  6. We need this tlga ngaun pandemic ung may extra job ka tlga thankyou for the tips pag ngkalappy tlga ako magwoworkathome din tlga ako

  7. Honestly kahit ako gusto kong mag work from home kaya lang walang laptop at internet connection sa bahay. Ang sad lang. But, thank you for sharing this mommy iris 👍

  8. True yan nakakalungkot dahil madami talagang nawalan ng work ngayong pandemic Big help tong mga tips mo mommy Iris.In demand talaga sa panahon ngayon ang online job.This is part of the new normal na.

  9. Thanks po sa tips momsh, dapat po talaga yan ngayon lalo nat sa sitwasyon ngayon mahirap maglabas labas.. Kaso hinde naman lahat may laptop at internet..

  10. Sobrang malaking tulong po etong mga tips na binigay nyo po Mommy. Sa panahon po now dami nawalan ng work dahil sa pandemic. Kaya dpat po maging creative tayo sa paghahanap ng work. At sa mga tips na eto po Mommy magkakaroon tayo ng chance na ma hired agad sa work. Tamang diskarte Lang po.😊 At indemand po tlaga ngayon Yun mga work from home.😊

  11. Gusto ko rin sana kaso walang gadget tsaka hindi stable ang internet connection namin, pero need ko talaga ng pagkakitaan hindi sapat ang kinikita ng mister ko para sa basic needs namin.