By Perminus Wainaina
At the beginning of this year, Emmanuel, a finance professional with over 4 years of experience had decided that changing jobs would be the best option for him. He felt that he needed to grow professionally.
In March, when the pandemic hit, his employer was affected, and consequently, as an employee, he had to take a 50% pay cut. This pushed Emmanuel to start applying for other jobs. In May, he was sent on indefinite unpaid leave.
To date, none of his applications have been successful. He approached me frustrated and wanted to know what he could do differently.
With the current job market being at an all-time low and many professionals facing layoffs and salary cuts, can your job search be successful?
Truth is, although hiring has significantly slowed down in the past few months, there are still companies that are hiring!
With the supply of jobs lesser than the demand, the situation has created stiff competition for professionals to stand out and ultimately secure a job.
Whether you are looking for a job or looking for a promotion in your career during this time, it is important that you align yourself in a way that makes you stand out from the rest of the competition.
Regardless of the profession you are in, here are guaranteed techniques you can start using to stay ahead of the competition.