Updated: Mar 8
The coronavirus pandemic has not only had a significant impact on the global economy but also your job search. If you have a current job, most likely you're doing it from your home.
Some companies have responded to the health crisis with layoffs, cutting hours and overtime pay and implementing hiring freezes. On the other side, companies are actively hiring and posting new jobs daily.
There are predictions that the unemployment rate in the U.S. could reach 20%, according to NBC news reporting. Therefore, don’t hesitate to reach out to former colleagues and bosses if you see openings at their companies and to relatives and friends if they know companies that are still hiring people in this pandemic.
How to prepare an attractive resume?
Spend more time on each cover letter and resume so that your application gets notified. Your application goes through a system known as the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). You can be tracked and shortlisted easily if you follow certain tips like giving your job title, skills and responsibilities in a crisp and capturing manner.
Top 10 Jobs You Can Look Into During This Pandemic:
1. Online tutoring
Online tutoring is the process of tutoring online virtually, in which teachers and learners participate and learn from different locations.
As we are in a state of isolation now, these online tuitions are trending because it brings education right to our home. It is moreover convenient and time-saving.
People who have already been in teaching professions may start teaching virtually and people who have certifications related to teaching and are searching for jobs may apply to online tutoring opportunities now.
2. Marketing agencies
Marketing agencies are a business dedicated to creating, planning, and handling advertising, and sometimes other forms of promotion and marketing of products to their clients.
Since the start of this pandemic, businesses have seen in-person store visits fall by 90%. Therefore, to make things easily available for customers, marketing agencies have taken a big step ahead that is — Digital Marketing.
Again people with appropriate certifications and interest to do marketing can apply for jobs in this field. Mostly the training part will be taken care of by the company themselves.
A Lawyer is a person who practices law. It involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services.
This profession demands professional requirements and certain educational qualifications. Advocates who settle wealthy, who practice taxation can have a business running even in this pandemic. Freshers who have basic knowledge and qualifications can apply for jobs like these even during this pandemic.
Pharmacists are health professionals who specialize in the use of medicines, as they deal with composition, effects, mechanism of action and proper and effective use of drugs.
As we all know during this pandemic, all pharmacies are instructed to be open 24*7 and so there will be a shortage of pharmacists. This may be the right time to apply for this job in this critical situation. Again this job requires qualification and experience, hence, without proper expertise and qualifications, one will not be able to apply for this position.
5. Content Writing
Content Writing is the process of planning, writing and editing web content, typically for digital marketing purposes. It can include writing blog posts and articles, scripts, for videos and podcasts, as well as content for specific platforms, such as Twitter, Linkedin.
As content writing is mostly an online job, it is always trending and it saves time. Moreover in this pandemic situation content writing has always been at its peak because it is one of the many jobs in which you can earn by working at home. If you have good knowledge of English and hold specific certifications, you can apply for vacant content writing jobs in any company.
6. Bank Teller
A bank teller is an employee of a bank who deals directly with customers. They are also known as the cashier or customer representative. Most teller jobs require experience with handling cash and a high school diploma.
During this pandemic, it is advisable to use e-cash instead of physical money and so it is necessary for bank tellers to be present physically to solve confusions regarding the usage of electronic money and there are requirements for such jobs even during this time. So people experienced with banks can apply for bank-teller jobs during this time.
7. Data entry jobs
A data entry clerk is a member of a staff employed to enter or update data into an online computer system.
For the job as a data entry clerk, one must possess competent math and English skills. The worker will need to be very familiar with office software such as word processors, databases and spreadsheets. One must have quickness, focus and great customer service skills.
Again as data entry jobs are online which fetches you a reasonable amount of money, interested people can apply for jobs like these and work from home during this quarantine.
A freelance job is one where a person works for themselves, rather than for a company. While freelancers do take on contract work for companies and organisations they are ultimately self-employed.
During this quarantine, people can apply to freelance jobs depending on their type, suitability, eligibility and vacancy in that particular company.
Freelance jobs are also in trend because if the company or organisation wants to hire people for some vacant jobs freelancers always stand first.
A Translator or a programming language processor is a generic term that can refer to anything that converts code from one computer language to another.
These include translation between high level and human-readable computer languages such as C++ and Java, intermediate level languages such as Java and byte-code and low-level languages such as assembly language and machine code and between similar levels of language on different computing platforms as well as from any of the above to another.
Again as translator job is online, it is trending during this pandemic and people who have all the above certifications can apply for translator jobs in companies to fill up vacancies.
A stockbroker is a person who provides financial advisory and investment management
services and execute transactions such as purchase and sale of stocks and other investments to financial market participants in return for a commission, mark up or a fee which could be based on a flat rate percentage of assets or hourly rate.
Even it is an online job that creates money for us in this quarantine, therefore people who have complete knowledge of stock markets can take up a job as a stockbroker.