COVID-19 Pandemic, beyond impacting human lives, has also adversely affected people’s careers. Temporary furloughs, rescinded job offers, hiring freezes, and layoffs have created a tremendous amount of upheaval across all industries and job roles.
While working remotely, many professionals feel burnout and thus applying for new jobs during one of the most challenging times in modern history. Even though landing a new role in the middle of a pandemic is challenging, companies are still hiring. If you still decide to apply for a new job right now, be aware that approaching hiring managers and recruiters requires even more thoughtfulness and effort in order to stand out as a viable candidate.
During the last one year, we have formally talked to several recruitment professionals within and outside Pakistan who are actively involved with screening and hiring candidates during this pandemic to share their perspectives on the most common mistakes candidates have been making.