Expert Tips: Help for the job hunt

by Danielle M. Liddic, employer and industry relations manager, Penn College Career Services

Published August 18, 2020

As a result of the pandemic, there are a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to one’s employment status.

Here are some tips to consider when approaching your own job search 

Continue with your job search

There are organizations that have put their recruitment on hold; however, others are still hiring. Stay informed about who is hiring and who is not on sites such as Candor, LinkedIn and The Muse.

Update your resume

Highlight your unique accomplishments and transferrable skills. Optimize your resume with keywords, and customize it each time you apply to a different position or company.

Keep networking

If you have not yet created a LinkedIn account, consider doing so now.  Using this professional networking platform is as important as ever!

Practice your video and phone interviewing skills

You can schedule an appointment with Career Services to do this very type of mock interview and get feedback on the entire process.

Utilize Penn College Career Hub

Utilize Penn College Career Hub to actively search for newly posted positions. Create job search agents that run on their own based on criteria you set. Visit www.pct.edu/careerservices to link to the job search site.

Develop new skills

Develop new skills to enhance your qualifications through online learning such as LinkedIn Learning, Coursera, edX, Alison, Udacity, Skillshare, Codecademy or General Assembly.

Remember, you do not have to do this alone! Contact Penn College Career Services at careerservices@pct.edu for any questions regarding your job search or career development process. We are here to help!

Visit www.pct.edu/careerservices.