Vistara Capital's head of marketing shares three practical job hunting tips for these uncertain times
"You are dead in the water as just a piece of paper unless your CV includes Apple, Google, MIT, or McKinsey."
The following is a recent LinkedIn post that outlines tips for job hunting during the “current situation.”
He outlines three areas of focus: build your network, connect directly with future bosses, and demonstrate value.
I've had alumni and people reach out to me in regards to finding a new job, given the current situation. I've lived in several countries before to find work and can tell you: the process is more or less the same. Here are some important tips:
1. Build a network: Finding a job is temporal in nature (ie., never available when you most need it) and often requires you to be top-of-mind. Make connections. Learn and connect with peers and relax... "fit" takes time.
2. Connect more directly to a potential future boss: you could be the best at your job, but if people HATE working with you, you wont get hired - we are social creatures by nature. While today, it is almost impossible to connect face-to-face, set up regular meetings over Skype, Teams, Slack, whatever makes sense. See if there's a fit.
3. Demonstrate value: You are dead in the water as just a piece of paper unless your CV includes Apple, Google, MIT, Stanford, GS, McKinsey, etc.. share your strategy with the company to address their pain points. Especially in tech "blue ocean" companies, there are problems that have never been solved before. Now's your chance to show creativity and make your mark!