In just a few short weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has turned America and its economy upside down. The Labor Department recently announced that 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment during the week ending March 21, 2020, and that number is expected to grow as the outbreak continues.
In February, America’s unemployment rate sat at 3.5%, the lowest in more than 50 years. That number is now at 5.5% according to a report from Gimbel. If you’ve recently been laid off or furloughed, it’s perfectly understandable to feel afraid. But now isn’t the time to sit back and wait until things blow over. If anything, it’s important to put your nose to the grindstone and start your job search.
However, with all of the increased competition and uncertainty, it’s important that you act strategically. No one knows how long the outbreak will last for, or how long social distancing measures will take effect, but these aren’t things you can control. What you can control are the steps you take on your career journey.
While it might be tempting to start sending your resume to any positions you find available, it’s actually a better idea to team up with a recruiter that knows your industry. This is especially true if you’re work experience is in the technology sector. Many professionals are in the very same boat you are and, as a result, are doing whatever it takes to stand out from the crowd.
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