As I mentioned in last week’s article, you’ll need to re-think or re-configure the way you will engage “Job Search 3.0.” The effect of COVID-19 makes us look at this “new normal” as an essential lifestyle adaption.
Consider what your work may look like from now on. It may make you slightly uncomfortable if you naturally need a physical representation as opposed to working from home:
1) You may NEVER physically meet your coworkers. Your job may be in Spain, and you live in the U.S. while your coworkers live in Africa, Australia, Iceland, and Germany.
3) Prepare for “video” to be the new phone call. Not that the phone call is obsolete, but the video will provide more intel for the employer, coworker, and connector.
4) Agility in using many platforms will be valued. Not everyone will use Zoom for interviews, nor will they use the one you’re most comfortable. When a prospective employer told you their address, you’ll do a test drive to ensure you’re on time for the interview. Similarly, consider familiarity with the technology the company uses with the same energy and intent.
Common mistake job seekers are making now is trying to make these digital adaptations in their minds temporary. The changes are similar to a child’s first tasting sweets. Try taking that first lollipop back. Most of you who will experience working from home for the first time will not want to give it up.
The quicker you adapt, the quicker you will appreciate the way you look at your career trajectory.
In the short video below I created for Prezi, I show the necessary software you need to work from home. I hope you find it valuable.