The No. 1 Mistake Job Seekers Are Making During COVID-19, According to Recruiters

by Liv McConnell

It’s a fraught time to be job searching. As of mid-April, the number of Americans who’ve lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic had already reached a staggering 22 million, bringing the total unemployment rate in the U.S. to nearly 18 percent. It’s a rate of joblessness not seen since the Great Depression. And although there’s still hope that the government’s stimulus bill will help us regain some of this lost ground, for a lot of folks, there’s little expectation of being hired again anytime soon.

Job prospects may seem bleak, but there are still a lot of good reasons to continue job searching right now, even before our new normal has shifted back to a simpler normal. In order to job search effectively in this current environment, though, you may need to make a few adjustments to your approach.

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By Troy Hopkins
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