During the Blizzard of 2016, many businesses were closed or had reduced operations. Thankfully few lost power which meant that the INTERNET was still open for business and operating normally. With most business having a online presence, online applications and job applications still remained open and allowed prospective candidates to continue to apply. Here are five tips that will not halt your job search in bad weather.
1. If you are scheduled for a on site interview, call or email ahead of time to make sure the business is open. If the business is closed they still may want to conduct the interview by phone or by video. You should always obtain the business card of the interviewer.
2. Conduct research on prospective employers. Knowing about the prospective employer’s line of business will set you apart from other prospective candidates.
3. Apply to job postings and check your emails and voice mails. It is a given that most people will be home during bad weather. Hiring Managers and Human Resources Professionals view this as a great time to connect with candidates that may not be home otherwise.
4. Be patient with follow up. Businesses will need a little time to get back to normal. Give the business a few days to catch up before you follow up.
5. Practice and learn new skills that will enable you to become more marketable.