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Job Searches in the Time of COVID

Don’t let your resume get lost in the flurry of competition.

The coronavirus pandemic has thrust the entire world into a cyclone of uncertainty. KB Staffing does understand that no matter what is going on in the world around us, our daily lives continue. We have bills to pay, families to support, and long-term goals to accomplish. COVID-19 might have slowed us down, but it’s not going to keep us down. 

Looking for Work in the COVID Era
With millions of people out of work lately, KB Staffing knows that it is a difficult and competitive time to be looking for work. Now is not the time to lose hope. There are still jobs out there, and there are still opportunities to be grasped. It might be necessary to refine your approach to getting the job nowadays.

One mistake that recruiters are seeing too often lately is applicants coming across as desperate. The problem is that hiring managers understand that many people are struggling right now. However, they want to hire candidates who are genuinely interested in the job they are hiring for, not just hard up for whatever they can find. Instead of offering to take a pay cut or reduced hours, focus on what you hope to achieve in the position you’re applying for. 

Second, think outside the box. Don’t look for a job in the same places as you normally would. Understand that you need to get your resume noticed, not buried. Don’t wait for job openings at one particular company or location. Instead, focus on opportunities you hear by word of mouth and turn to KB Staffing. We’re already tapped into the needs of the market and we know who needs you.

Finally, focus on quality over quantity. Don’t flood the job market with your resume, and don’t apply for multiple positions within a company. Research the roles you are truly interested in at the companies you would like to work for and then target them. Show the hiring managers that you are prepared to give your best and are knowledgeable about what is expected for the role. Impress them with your professionalism and capabilities.

Let KB Staffing Represent You
When you are looking for work, remember to apply with KB Staffing in Winter Haven. We have our fingers on the pulse of the Polk County workforce and we understand the challenges you are facing. Our clients trust us as one of the most well-respected full-service staffing companies in Polk County, and they know that the workers we send them will be qualified, reliable, and committed.