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Post Pandemic Job Hunting Guide

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​Post Pandemic Job Hunting Guide

The Covid-19 health crisis and continued lockdown in many markets are posing unparalleled challenges to people and businesses around the world.

We can however see the job market recovering and presenting many opportunities across various sectors even though Malaysia’s GDP is expected to have shrunken by between 3.5% to 5.5% in 2020.

On a monthly basis, ManpowerGroup (www.manpower.com.my) monitors several job boards in Malaysia to examine market developments. Though with varying degrees of volume, talent is needed across all skillsets.

But applying for a job can be a difficult and daunting task for anybody especially during a pandemic. With that in mind and decades of expertise in the Malaysian job market, ManpowerGroup Malaysia developed the Post Pandemic Job Hunting Guide to help job seekers landing on successful careers. It provides:

 

  • Tips for Cover E-mails. A strong cover letter can be the key to getting your foot in the door. If you don’t get the cover letter right, you may never get the opportunity to wow employers with information about your suitability for the new role.

     

  • Tips for Resumes. Whether you are a fresh grad, a professional looking for growth, or someone who wants to have a career switch, how can you get your resume to stand out from the competition? This guide shares highlights of a CV that will take you to the next step.

  • LinkedIn Techniques. Your LinkedIn profile allows you to present yourself and your professional skills to millions of hiring managers. The guide shares ways to using LinkedIn effectively and how to be more 'discoverable' to employers and agencies.

  • Using Recruitment Agencies. The competition in the market is intense and finding a job has become tougher than ever especially in this pandemic time. So, having correct guidance and support through your job search can create a huge difference. This guide shares with you how to utilize agencies to your advantage.

     

  • Upskilling Opportunities. Perhaps one of the most dramatic impacts of the pandemic has been the unprecedented numbers of laid-off employees and high unemployment rates. . It accelerated the need for re-skilling and upskilling. The guide shares with you several portals to gain knowledge and stay up to date with developments.

     

  • Handling Rejections Techniques. Being turned down for a role you really want is never fun, and it sure can impact your confidence. Meeting challenges or setbacks with a constructive approach can turn the experience into a career development opportunity. Download the guide and take a look at tips in addressing such situations.

 

To download the full report Post Pandemic Job Hunting Guide click HERE