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Job search an endless wait.....

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Hello,

I moved to Canada on the 1st of March and it feels like I am trapped in four walls. I continuously apply for jobs 5- 6 hrs in a day and I have reached a point where I don't see new openings. Most of the positions are on hold. Savings are getting exhausted and nobody is sure when things will get back to normal. The job search seems like an endless wait.....If there is any opportunity that I can contribute to please do let me know. I am attaching my cv for your reference.

I pray everyday for the families suffering from the virus. Hope we recover from the impact soon. Stay home and stay healthy. 

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Ruhi

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Hey Ruhi

I’m in a similar, though not completely comparable position. 

For the three weeks leading up the the restrictions in the UK I was going through a consultation process for a restructure. My role didn’t exist in the new structure so my mind was ‘out of camp’. 

That restructure has been paused and though I’m still grateful to have a job, part of me is still ‘out of camp’. 

It gave me chance to reflect on my approach to applying for jobs before it though. 

My reflections were that I was applying to everything, for multiple hours a day. I thought if the numbers were big enough, then some interviews would happen. I realise a more targeted approach would help. 

You also said about ‘if there’s an opportunity you think I could contribute to’. I think you can be stronger here and say ‘here’s where I can contribute in the current circumstances’. 

There are quite a few L&D teams running around now with massive skills gaps because of the switch away from being in-person. 

Final suggestion is that you could use this time to build a solid network (or build on tour current one).

These are weird times (I’m not going to say unprecedented!) and making the most of it is key. 

Jack

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