Advice for getting a job during the COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT – The coronavirus pandemic has changed how people are getting new jobs. There is lots of competition so job seekers need to make the most of an interview opportunity, especially when the interview is on the phone or over video. READ: How to nail a virtual job interview“First impressions are very important ... How you approach the recruiter including your dress, your presentation, your timeliness,” Monnisha Hawkins said. Hawkins said when the recruiter asks about you, don’t say anything generic like “I’m a self-starter.” Instead, find a way to show that you are. It’s also important to not try to make it seem like you have skill sets that you don’t really have.
Job searching tips during the COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT As Oakland Community College prepares to have their virtual commencement next month, the staff is helping these soon-to-be graduates learn how to interview for a job in a pandemic. While these tips are helpful for people just entering the workforce, they could be helpful for everyone else who might be shifting jobs right now. Theres a question that is asked, and you are then putting together an answer, you have like 10-15 seconds to put your thoughts together and then answer the question, DuHame-Schmidt said. Some of the things that you can do just to make things better is check out your bathroom, DuHame-Schmidt said. Make sure that you are dressed for the interview, DuHame-Schmidt said.