Applying for a position is stressful, especially when the role is one that’s particularly sought after. Finance and accounting jobs are notoriously competitive, but does that mean you should discount yourself entirely? If you’ve done any amount of research during your job search, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the importance of networking. And just because the people you want to collaborate with are stuck at home, it doesn’t mean you can’t connect.
Companies around the world are learning how to conduct business virtually, which means you need to adapt to the way they operate. Make yourself available for Zoom interviews. Cold email employees at the company you want to work for and ask them questions about the culture, processes, and more. Join professional groups on Facebook and LinkedIn and find new ways to grow your network. Visibility is everything, especially now.
We’re all starved for meaningful connection right now and employers are always looking for candidates who make a legitimate impact—not just professionally, but socially as well. If you put in the time to grow your network, the results will speak for themselves.