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Tips for Applying for a Job During a Pandemic

The world has been turned upside down by the Coronavirus pandemic. The job market went from enviable to pitiful for job seekers in an extremely short time. The hospitality industry was the hardest hit, but all industries have been marked in some way by the virus. You do not have to let the downside of the last couple of years stop you from finding your next dream job. Maybe you are ready to rejoin the workforce or hope to start a rewarding career in a new field.  

One area to consider is the medical and healthcare services field, especially the opportunities at a continuing care retirement community. You will find a rewarding career where you make a difference each day in the lives of senior citizens. Finding the right community is possible and worth the search. You will reap many benefits as you grow in your career.

5 Tips to Successfully Apply for a New Job – Even in a Pandemic

Yes, it’s true our world has a new normal for almost everything, but all the job-seeking skills you used in the past are still valid. The pandemic brought about a need for developing new ones as well. During this time, utilize these tips and suggestions in your job search:

  1. Set Up a System for Your Job Search: Treat your search like a full-time job. Schedule time to research, apply, and network regularly. Put it on your calendar if necessary. Consistency and showing up on time for this ‘job’ will help you find those gems you may have missed in a haphazard search.
  2. Ensure Your Resume Is Robust and Spotless: You could be competing with many applicants, and hiring managers are looking for ways to eliminate applicants. Make sure you are not one of those that land in the wrong bin. Be a careful self-critic ensuring you do not have any spelling or grammatical errors. When applying for specific positions, mention in your cover letter how you can fulfill the position’s needs.
  3. Strengthen Your Network: Just about everyone has a presence online through different forms of social media. If you have a LinkedIn profile, make sure it is up-to-date. Look for suggestions on how to make it searchable. Head-hunters utilize these sites to find potential candidates, too. Don’t overlook local networking opportunities and your existing group of family and friends.
  4. Acquire New Skills and Strengthen Existing Ones: Check out all opportunities to learn new skills. For example, you can learn new software generally used in the position you hope to get. You can also learn business writing or other soft skills to enhance your candidacy.
  5. Keep Moving Forward: It might take a little longer than you initially hoped, but it is possible to find your dream position. The most important tip to remember is not to give up. Keep applying. Keep networking, and you will succeed.

Enjoy Career Success at Wesley Enhanced Living

At Wesley Enhanced Living, we believe that our team makes a difference in our residents’ lives. We strive to ensure all of our employees feel safe, heard, and appreciated. Are you looking for a place where you are not just another employee but also part of something bigger? Are you ready to grow professionally? Contact us today!

Wesley Enhanced Living provides high-quality senior retirement communities for the elderly.  We have cultivated an environment where you can build meaningful and lasting relationshipsand enjoy a sense of community where everyone is committed to making a difference. If you are ready to make a compelling difference in the lives of others, join our team, and we will make a difference together. Apply today at www.WELCareers.org!

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At Wesley Enhanced Living, we have cultivated a Culture of Kindness, Compassion, and Respect where our employees are able to bring their full self to work doing what they love! Our employees are made to feel welcome right from Day 1 and we have created an environment where employees can learn and grow and truly make an impact in the lives of others. We strive to provide excellence in service and promote forward thinking and innovation as we work to enhance the lives of our residents every day.

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