In part 3 of this three-part series, Shawndel Evans, DiversityInc’s strategic lead of diversity pipeline management, shares tips on how job applicants can be successful in a COVID-19-affected job market.
Since the pandemic has changed the way organizations do business and share information, professionals have been forced to quickly adapt to new ways of communicating. Couple these sudden changes with record unemployment numbers and a job market that is stretched thin, and it becomes apparent how important it is for job applicants of all ages to stand out in this “new normal.”
Shawndel Evans, DiversityInc’s strategic lead of diversity pipeline management, says the necessity to demonstrate typical skills recruiters look for is even more heightened. They also now need to be demonstrated virtually. “[Recruiters are looking for] someone who is ambitious, comes prepared to the interview and expresses lots of interest in the position. A candidate who wants to grow their career with the company can be an investment for the long term,” he said.