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Navigating a Recession During Your Job Hunt

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a global recession, job seekers around the world are facing an uncertain future. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to navigating a recession, there are some steps you can take to ensure your job hunt is successful despite the current economic climate. Let’s take a look at how you can make sure your job search remains on track during this difficult time.

Get Real About What You Can Expect

A recession often means employers aren't hiring as much as usual and that fewer jobs are available. That means you need to be realistic about what kind of jobs you’re going for and what you can expect in terms of pay and benefits. It's also important to recognize that some industries may be more affected than others, so you may want to consider pursuing opportunities in other sectors if your industry isn’t thriving in the current environment.

Be Open to Different Types of Opportunities

If traditional full-time roles aren't available, don't be afraid to explore alternative types of work such as freelance or contract positions. Many companies are taking advantage of these options during this difficult time to help make ends meet while still maintaining their workflow. These opportunities can provide valuable experience and connections that could help lead to more permanent roles down the road.

Take Advantage of Resources Available to You

There are plenty of free resources available for job seekers during this challenging time, from government programs designed to help those who have been laid off or furloughed due to the recession or pandemic, to online courses and webinars that can give you valuable skills that will help set you apart from other applicants during your next interview. It’s important not only to take advantage of these resources but also to stay up-to-date on any changes or new developments that could affect your job search process.

Navigating a recession doesn't have to be an insurmountable challenge when it comes to looking for work. By getting real about what you can expect, being open to different types of opportunities, and taking advantage of all the free resources available, job seekers can remain resilient through even the harshest economic climates and come out stronger on the other side with a great new role waiting for them! Good luck!

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