Job Searches During The Coronavirus: Tips For Recent Grads On Finding A Job During A Pandemic

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, even the simplest of things have become difficult. All of our lives have been postponed for the past 3 months, with no obvious end in sight. The number of people that have died due to the coronavirus has slowly increased in the United States, reaching a death toll that is now the highest of any country in the world. 100,000 Americans are dead. In addition to this, the U.S. Economy has also taken a dive due to the mandatory closings of businesses in response to the pandemic. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits is higher than any other time in U.S. history. At the close of May, 40 million Americans have lost their jobs and this week alone 2.1 million people are currently filing for unemployment benefits.

As our world changes to adapt to life during the coronavirus pandemic more and more people are struggling just to get by. Many questions remain unanswered during this chaotic time. For the next generation of workers, the question becomes, where does this crisis leave the people that are trying to enter the workforce for the first time? The graduating class of 2020 already had to miss out on celebratory festivities, due to gathering restrictions, by having virtual graduations. Now they are facing another hurdle, finding a job. Things weren’t easy for recent graduates even before the pandemic. The addition of a pandemic on top of this, requiring widespread social distancing measures, has made the in-person job searches of the past become exponentially harder. Finding employment in such an era is a truly daunting challenge.

In response to these realities, we have gathered information and other resources that we think could help in aiding your job search. It’s hard right now for everyone, but hopefully this list of information will help ease your search and help you land a new job. Preferably, a job in your chosen career path.

Good luck, and congrats to the Class of 2020!

Resources:

For the Job Search:

  1. https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/coronavirus-job-resources/
  2. https://www.glassdoor.com/covid19.htm
  3. https://cambiome.com/
  4. https://www.ziprecruiter.com/blog/covid-19-resources-for-job-seekers/
  5. https://insights.dice.com/covid-19-jobs-resource/

Professional Growth & Well Being:

  1. https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being
  2. https://www.khanacademy.org/
  3. https://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/student-life/blog/covid-19-how-cope-anxiety/
  4. https://www.linkedin.com/learning
  5. https://grow.google/
  6. https://generalassemb.ly/blog/free-fridays/

Videos

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcNJX8zGGvk
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWCIdFJpR0o
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8xpYfQBitw
  4. https://wgntv.com/midday-news/tips-for-college-grads-looking-to-land-a-job-in-the-age-of-covid-19/

Government Resources:

  1. https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
  2. https://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/financial-aid/blog/what-know-about-student-loans-and-pandemic/
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