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Cue The Confetti of Autumn

04 Nov 2020 Latest News Written by: Lautier, Sian

Autumn is a huge symbolism of a time of Change all around the world.

 

The world of recruitment that is ever changing, we are working hard behind the scenes to be of service. Presently we are working with telephone and Microsoft Teams interviews to offer the same great service with minimal contact for the safety of all (isn’t technology just great!).

 

You may wonder if in light of the situation if the recruitment wheel is still turning?… I can tell you, yes it is.

 

Whilst many of us feel due to these times that the world may have stopped, it is imperative that businesses are kept afloat, people have jobs and continue growth of personal career plans.

 

Are Career goals still achievable?

Yes! Organisations in Malta are adapting to the current situation and with the aid and back up of tech are able to continue forth, where there is business there’s jobs. We are still recruiting, we are still talent searching…

 

How can I find out which jobs are available?

Top 5 Tips Job Searching

  1. Many companies have before now listed jobs on their websites and we post our jobs online too as soon as they come in JOB SEARCH
  2. You can send your CV to us directly too jobs@people.com.mt
  3. If you want to work for a particular company, check if they hire directly or through a recruiter as us recruiters can present you as person not just as a CV
  4. If you want a specific job, be proactive and contact us, talk to us we have formed many long lasting relationships with employers over the years.
  5. Professional networks can also be useful. These could be LinkedIn or Facebook groups where jobs are posted daily. Our Facebook

 

What's Changed?

Job searching and talent acquisition is challenging and covid-19 has made job searching more challenging. We are here to assist those looking for jobs…our advice is be prepared for change, embrace a challenge and adapt yourself. Expand your network and peruse changes with an open mind, which is key to make yourself the right candidate for the job.

 

Top 8 Tips For Adapting To Changing Recruitment Processes

1. Adapt to changes

Working conditions have changed, recruitment process has changed, interviews are online, be tech ready to present yourself via technology. Companies are looking for new reliability traits as most office work has shifted online and yes... work conditions have changed.  

2. KEEP searching!

Don’t just stop searching before you’ve begun! If a company in your sights isn’t hiring at the moment or the job in question is on hold, keep looking for opportunities. Out of work?...find something interim. The Covid-19 situation is ever changing, be prepared the opportunity may just be around the corner. Things could change tomorrow or it could take months.

3. Be patient, wait…

It’s important to be patient. Recruitment processes maybe slightly longer, many people are working from home, many school classes are opening and closing due to quarantines measure. Employers are real people. Companies are adapting to the new norms.

4. Open yourself to new opportunities. What are your skills?

Open yourself to new roles and opportunities, the current situation may mean your line of work maybe offline at present. Take a step back and see what other skills you have and how you can implement them. Be prepared that the role you go for may have changed somewhat due to restrictions too. Be flexible be ready for challenges. Expand on your skills and also put your skills to another level, take up online learning short courses. Online Training

5. Consider temporary roles

Considering temporary role as an interim maybe an idea when you can’t place yourself where you want to be. Keep your options open without committing to a job you can’t see a future in.

6. Be online networking ready

Keep up to date with potential employers. Connect on social medias and follow them on Linked In. 

7. Preparation for video interviews

Get familiar with todays Technology as many interviews are now held via video chat. Set yourself up with Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Get prepared to be as comfortable as possible via video chat. Prepare a quiet area for interview and make sure you equipment is ready and working. Feeling nervous about Videos and microphones? Call family members and friends, get accustomed, practice and get  comfortable to be able present yourself well.

8. Get up to date with SKILLS!

Covid-19 has highlighted one major thing in industry to date – technology skills are paramount. Companies need employees with Technology skills…no I’m not talking coding,  programming and HTML skills (what are they?!) take a look at your Microsoft Excel skills, emailing, internet skills. It’s also important for companies to have stable and reliable employees with super duper Time Management skills, be flexible be ready for new tech challenges, brush up on skills and find suitable training courses. Make a point of these skills in your CV and highlight you have these crucial traits.

 

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