New Job Seeker COVID-19 Resources
Tips for Job Seeking During COVID-19
Job seeking, especially for new job seekers, is daunting under normal circumstances. Job seeking during a global pandemic and amidst mass layoffs adds another layer of challenge. Here are our top tips.
Follow the experts and source advice directly from those in the know. Here’s a curated list of Career Influencers to follow.
Resume Best Practices – Expect to Create Multiple Versions
Over 20 million people have filed for unemployment in the US, your resume must be tailored to help you stand out in a competitive employer’s market.
Interviewing Tips – Practice for Virtual Interviews
They’re different from in-person conversations
Prepping for a virtual interview:
Screening virtually for company culture and inclusion:
Where to Look for Jobs
Internship & Apprenticeship Resources
COVID intern: Get connected with remote internships at top startups and companies.
Talent Board.io: Add your name to the student talent board to get directly in front of recruiters.
TechHire Oakland: Tech apprenticeship opportunities for under-represented East Bay residents
Job Boards for Underrepresented People in Tech
Women in Tech Slack Channel: Slack channel to post jobs to a 7,000+ user base
People of Color in Tech:Job board for POCs in tech – includes remote opportunities.
Kapor Capital’s Job Board recommendations: Here’s where we recommend checking for openings
Layoff List for Black & LatinX professionals: Specifically for our most under-represented tech professionals. Add yourself to the list
General Job Seeker Resources
HireClub’s Guide: Resume Building, Career Coaching, and active list of jobs with Companies Hiring
Candor’s Master Company List:List of who is still hiring, paused hiring, etc.
Tech Companies: List of tech companies hiring right now
Bay Area Hiring List: Bay Area companies that are still hiring
Parachute job seeker list: Get connected to recruiters through Rocket AI and receive a free coaching session from the Career Coaches at Rocket
Can wear multiple hats
Often fast tracks growth (concentrated growth in shorter period of time)
Bigger impact/ larger contributions to company success
Flatter organization- less hierarchy, smaller teams
Ambiguity (of role, of goals, of processes)
Often lacks clearly defined career path or systems for professional development
Higher likelihood of company failure, job insecurity
Less mentorship available
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