How Do I Find a Job if My Industry Isn’t Hiring?

“When one door closes, another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”

– Alexander Graham Bell

COVID-19 continues to challenge us when it comes to finding a job. The best way to find a job is to be open to opportunities that you may not have been otherwise. Look at adjacent roles or industries while you continue the search for your dream job. Looking to build your resume right now as you search? These tips are golden:

  • Be open to other opportunities, like micro-internships, virtual internships, short-term projects or assignments, volunteering, informational interviews, anything you are offered.
  • Micro-internships are usually short-term professional projects or assignments that would be a great resume builder in lieu of (or in addition to) a traditional internship.  Parker Dewey is a great resource to search for and apply for these types of opportunities.  These types of opportunities are very competitive, so we encourage you to work with your career advisor to ensure your applications are strong.
  • Connect with your career advisor by booking an appointment on Handshake.  You can chat about where you stand right now in your search.
  • Your LinkedIn network is key to finding positions. Connect with classmates, supervisors, managers, etc. and craft a thoughtful post about what type of job or industry you’re looking to work in. Networking goes a long way, especially during a pandemic.