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5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by PatrickOkunima(m): 7:34am On Apr 27, 2020
The space couldn't take it.

The complete title of the article is, "5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search And What You Can Do To Prevent It"

A few months ago, the world was moving along nicely with different events humans have come to expect. But out of the blue, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a great spin on things with astounding effects.

Virtually all areas of life are affected, and the job market is not left out. As a result, more job seekers are looking for great ways to improve their efforts. In line with that, here are 5 ways the pandemic will impact your job search, and what you can do about them.

1. Restricted Movement

You can’t move around like you used to. In fact, most organizations are closed, and don’t require your presence. It’s a great problem a lot of people, including those seeking for employment have to deal with.

The best way to deal with this is to increase networking. Sure, events, gatherings, and a lot more are put off. But there’s the Internet along with other tools to help you keep in touch. This way, you’re ready when things get back to normal. It’s a great way to prevent the restrictions on movement from affecting your job search.

2. Increased Competition

Why? With many parts of the economy closed, there are even fewer opportunities for a vast number of job seekers to vie for. This means that whoever gets to land whatever position, must have the consummate quality and experience. For example, a job requiring 20 applications but expecting about 4,000 will see an upsurge potentially reaching millions.

You can prevent this by being creative with the skills and talent you have. Spot gaps and plug them rather than wait for organizations to cherry-pick from millions of applications.

3. Impromptu Delays and Cancellations

Delays and cancellations are often unannounced thanks to the global pandemic. Organizations will tell you to hold off on your applications or cancel scheduled meetings and interviews with you. However, don’t let this affect your job search because not all all parts of organizations are shut down.

On your part, don’t stop applying or following up on applications. This will help you stay prepared, and one step ahead of the rest.

4. The Time Factor

Now, more than ever, you probably have a lot of time to spare. This can affect your job search negatively because the process slows, and you feel the clock can’t tick fast enough. What you can do is use the extra time to think things through. Examine your career, learn new things, and develop more to boost your professional profile. You can do that with online courses, and temporary jobs.

5. Difficulties in Negotiating

It’s okay being inquisitive about how much a potential employer pays. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has put many job searches at a disadvantage thanks to its impact on the economy as a whole. So negotiating for a suitable salary might feel awkward.

What you can do is wait a little for the economy to pick up. Optimize your CV during this time, build your profile, and wait eagerly to discuss your worth should you be invited for an interview.

Conclusion

There you go. Now you don’t have to worry about how to go about your job search during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://patrickokunima.com/2020/04/5-ways-the-covid-19-pandemic-will-affect-your-job-search-and-what-you-can-do-to-prevent-it/

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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by PatrickOkunima(m): 7:34am On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by PalmOilDealer: 8:18am On Apr 27, 2020
You're very correct about number 2. The recession has not started and people have started losing their jobs. The competition is going to be very stiff.
Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by PatrickOkunima(m): 9:11am On Apr 27, 2020
PalmOilDealer:
You're very correct about number 2. The recession has not started and people have started losing their jobs. The competition is going to be very stiff.
Thanks for your input.
Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by PalmOilDealer: 10:40am On Apr 27, 2020
PatrickOkunima:
Thanks for your input.
You are welcome Mr Patrick.
Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by Petersamuel8(m): 11:41am On Apr 27, 2020
Currently the oil price is @ high time low, lots of unemployment and even the ones employed are underemployed, the way things are going recession is just a matter of time

This Covid 19 is definitely giving employers of labor an upper hand in terms negotiation with the employees and the employees will have no choice but to take it by force

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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by gbebodye(f): 11:41am On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by StarUp(f): 11:42am On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by Fheelzz(m): 11:42am On Apr 27, 2020
Sure it has disrupted the country economy already, foolish bubu
Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by NwaNimo1(m): 11:42am On Apr 27, 2020
6) No jobs in the first place.

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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by emmabest2000(m): 11:42am On Apr 27, 2020
The fear of contracting the virus when interacting with people after the lockdown alone will effects your job/studies/business more than any other thing !

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The whole world is bleeding....

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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by veekid(m): 11:43am On Apr 27, 2020
Covid-19 will not only affects job search but every employed folks out there, cos life after this lockdown would be so terrific, companies will fold up, retrenchment and downsizing. The only ones with a guaranteed positions now are government workers; all private organisations staff are not safe! Make God no shame us

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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by Nobody: 11:43am On Apr 27, 2020
Very true
Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by RuddyFusion(m): 11:43am On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by ABBkelvin(m): 11:44am On Apr 27, 2020
Why are you looking for job when you can use your initiative to work out something for yourself? People have forgotten how to be independent in their doing and thought. One of the greatest disadvantage of modern civilisation is the constant social grouping hierachy and order setting that made people scared to go out of the norm in this mordern time. Be creative instead of clinging into other people's creativity

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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by Horus(m): 11:44am On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by NaijadrivaCars: 11:44am On Apr 27, 2020
Write where you will be paid. Patrick okunima
Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by Hausaboy239(m): 11:44am On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by Researchclue: 11:44am On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by murphyung(m): 11:45am On Apr 27, 2020
Inspiring. especially number 3
Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by ideabuilder: 11:46am On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by seedorfg(m): 11:46am On Apr 27, 2020
Now its food to survive, job has already been jeopardize...
Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by Nobody: 11:46am On Apr 27, 2020
The coming recession will be worse than 2016 own. Many weddings will be canceled,many will be jobless etc
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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by remymartyn: 11:48am On Apr 27, 2020
Job dey before? cry

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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by Offpoint: 11:48am On Apr 27, 2020
There's no job anywhere even on jobberman...

Time for you create a solution to problem and cash out from your creativity

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Re: 5 Ways The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Your Job Search by tot(f): 11:48am On Apr 27, 2020
A lot of companies have put a freeze on hiring. This is the time for people to focus on digital skills (not yahoo oh!). Referring to app development, programming, social media marketing etc.

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