We all came to accept that our economy has definitely taken a huge dip since the pandemic started. Companies struggled to keep the business afloat, and work has now gone from office based to remote work. A lot of changes had happen in these past months and definitely there would be a more in the future.
In these unprecedented times and no one can predict what will happen and you'd probably be asking... "Should I continue my job search?" Simple answer, YES! But you might want to read further as things aren't simple as before.
"As a migrant, it would probably be the worst time right now to apply through job boards and let alone bombard a recruiter with emails.
Don't sit around and wait though, it would probably be best to take a step back with your job applications and use this time to building strong network connections.
Having connections built at this time will allow you to tap the hidden job market further down the line once the border opens. This would also probably be the best time to learn a new skill or two."
Job searching doesn't only mean the physical action of submitting a CV. This involves a much complex process where most of your time will be spent in preparation. The best way to increase your chances of getting a job down the line is to prepare. Understanding how the hiring process has changed will give you an idea of what should work in these unprecedented times.
"The best way to deal with your job search right now is to use this time to build your network. Networking is still the best way to land a new job. But don't expect to get opportunities right away, instead, concentrate on doing informational interviews and use this chance to get to know the person better.
Remember that you would only have once chance to make an impression, just don't be that guy sitting on that recruiters inbox."
Preparation is TODAY dictates your success TOMORROW.
Things may be uncertain at the moment, but we do know that it will get better soon. When? We don't know... However, what we do know is that job searching in this unprecedented times gets harder and harder, and if you pass this chance to improve yourself now, the more harder it will become for you once the border opens.
“It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.”
- Les Brown
While the world is waiting for the pandemic to recede, New Zealand is safe guarding its borders by restricting entry into our country and limiting the number of visas granted accordingly.
A lot of work can be done before the borders open. Ask us how you can get ready for your move. We work with our clients on being ready for their move as soon as that will be feasible, and beating the growing queues.
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At first, Maj kindly explained the whole process and what to expect. I was coached and introduced to New Zealand job market by their Job Search team, and getting assistance until I got a job in the country. The Visa team would also follow me up on my pending documents, so I never felt left out. Truly recommended for those seeking out an option to live in New Zealand. Big thanks from me and my whole family for things NZIC did for us..!
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