​I’m often asked for tips to help with the job hunt during COVID-19.

Here a summary:

- The hiring process takes much longer than usual. Be patient.

- Expect to apply for 10 times the number of jobs that you had planned to before Covid-19. I’m gonna call it out, lots of firms have job adverts they paid for pre-Covid, posted for pipelining purposes.

- Set aside time each day to search and apply for jobs. It’s a job in itself.

- Use your network, it’s gold.

- Your online profile has to look slick. So many people forget that.

- Block your FB and Insta pages, nobody needs to see your evening antics.

- If you are open to temporary work then make that clear.

- Tailor your CV to the job you’re applying, as much as possible.

- Set job alerts with online search engines. It’s easy.

- Practice a virtual interview before one happens.

- Tell people what your USP is. Practice that, over and over again.

Pretty much all interviews, especially first stage are on video, be prepared:

- Be aware of your surroundings.

- Dress professionally.

- Be sure the background isn't messy.

- Check the tech ahead of time, including sound and video.

- Get away from distractions, including pets and kids.