THE JOB HUNTER'S TOOL KIT: The ultimate tips, tricks, and resources for finding your dream job during the pandemic and beyond
With record numbers of people filing for unemployment, however, competition for openings will be stiff. That's why Business Insider compiled a list of advice that will help you stand out in the crowd and find work that's both lucrative and career advancing.
Here is what top recruiters, managers, and successful job seekers themselves said about landing roles during a crisis and beyond.
Adapting your job search to times of crisis
Achieving success during a recession: The ultimate guide to career success during a recession: How to find a new job, land a raise, and build your résumé, even when the economy goes south
Getting recruited when the economy is bad: Recruiters and career coaches who survived the Great Recession share their most urgent advice for finding a job during a new economic downturn
Working with career coaches: Meet 23 career coaches who helped shape leaders into stars at the likes of Goldman Sachs and Google
Landing recession-proof jobs: 25 recession-proof jobs for anyone worried about the economic downturn
Searching databases for laid off tech workers: 5 databases helping tech companies like Facebook and Apple recruit workers that were laid off during the coronavirus pandemic
Job hunting during a recession: 12 books to read right now to help you get a job and find success during a recession
Deciding whether to leave your job: Don't leave your job in a recession — even if you hate it. Here's how to make work less miserable before you can reasonably quit.
Coping with job loss: How to find meaning if you've lost your job and are struggling with an identity crisis
Using tech and social media to your advantage
Updating your LinkedIn profile: 11 mistakes you're making on LinkedIn that could sabotage your job hunt — and how to fix them
Making your profiles stand out: The best way to make yourself stand out on social media to get poached for a job, according to recruiters who've hired for Amazon, Microsoft, the New York Stock Exchange, and more
Mastering the art of the cold message: This LinkedIn message took 2 minutes to write and got the sender a job at a successful startup — even though they weren't hiring
Navigating virtual career fairs: 10 expert-backed tips for navigating virtual career fairs and making sure you stand out to hiring managers
Selling yourself so recruiters can't ignore you
Crafting an AI-friendly resume: A robot will probably read your résumé before a human does. Here are 3 simple tricks to make sure they don't pass it by.
Heeding advice from career coaches: 20 books to help job seekers find their next big break, according to career coaches with exec clients at Goldman Sachs and Amazon
Making big career changes: How to make a drastic career change, from an executive coach who's helped countless people unhappy at work
Simple solutions to your biggest job-hunt questions
Leveraging skills without a degree: 15 fast-growing, high-paying jobs where you only need an associate's degree
Expediting the search: Experts share 9 simple but underused tricks to make your job search as painless as possible
Nailing the interview: Engineers from top tech companies like Google, Netflix, and Twitter offer their best tips for nailing a job interview — and the questions they faced when applying for their roles
Getting familiar with startup interview questions: Here are the answers to 11 of the toughest job interview questions growing startups ask their candidates — from drawing your life as a river to naming your TED Talk
Perfecting interview behavior: 21 surprising behaviors that affect whether you get hired after a job interview
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