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#HowIWork with Katerina Katsoulis

We hope the series on #HowIWork has been useful to you, and that you’re gleaning lessons from how other professionals are staying productive in these times. In this edition, Katerina Katsoulis shares with us what it feels like to be job hunting during a pandemic and what she’s doing to keep upbeat and make the most of out of it.

My typical day (Pre Covid-19)

My days pre Covid-19 consisted of my usual process in job hunting. I had just left a contract due to circumstances separate from the virus and I was taking my time with searching for my ideal next role, not knowing what was about to hit me and the rest of the world. I didn’t have much of a routine except spending this precious extra time granted by my unemployment with my nephew, regular social time with friends and some side-projects I was able to give some time to while I waited for the ideal role to come along.

My typical day now

My job search process has dramatically changed since the effects of Covid-19 have hit the job market. I now find myself in the sea of people who also have become unemployed and are looking for anything to get them back into employment. There are a decent amount of jobs advertised (which is a positive) but the recruitment process appears to have become incredibly slow.  This has given me an opportunity to find new ways to stand out from the crowd of applicants. I tweaked and adjusted my resume, handed it to trusted recruiters for feedback and I’m also using this extra down time to learn some new skills.

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