4 Job search trends expected to continue in 2021

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By Shreya Chakravorty

Due to the pandemic, the job search process is completely revamped. It is likely to continue the trend in 2021 as well. Job seekers can use these changes to their advantage as long as they’re prepared for them.

Here are the trends you will encounter if you are on the job hunt in 2021.

1. Video Interview

Video interviewing was also a trend before COVID-19 but now, it is a trend that is going to be here for a long time. So, whether it’s Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, or Google, you should be comfortable with these apps for your interview processes.

2. Networking Online

COVID-19 brought in-person networking events to a standstill, but many professional groups are holding virtual networking events. It’s important to stay aware of when these opportunities come up and take advantage of them.

3. Professional Development

The most common way to grow professionally is by taking online courses, upskilling, taking on more responsibility at work, and volunteering. By doing this secures a job and also advances your current career.

4. Different Workplace

The type of work environment in 2020 was remote and some companies are more likely to continue it. Though it is one of the positive lessons from 2020 that work doesn’t have to be limited to just an office, and employees can do great work by home also.

Shreya is a trainee writer with TimesJobs

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