210 Tristan’s Tip : Identifying Companies That Are Hiring During COVID-19

On the sixtieth entry of Tristan’s Tips, our amazing host Tristan Layfield is back to talk about how to figure out which companies are hiring during the coronavirus pandemic. Make sure to take advantage of the resource Tristan mentions – it’s a new tool that is tracking the hiring status of over 5,000 companies. Check it out in the show notes!

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Tristan: What’s going on, Living Corporate?! It’s Tristan of Layfield Resume Consulting, and I’m back to bring you another career tip. This week I want to talk about how to figure out which companies are hiring during the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the first questions people asked me when the stay at home orders started to go into place was, “are companies even going to be hiring during this time?” Well, the answer to that question is yes. Similar to pre-COVID times, there are going to be companies that are hiring and those that are not. However, during COVID, the hiring process for many companies will continue to fluctuate, so it’s much more difficult to assess their status in our current job market. That’s brought up another very important question, how do I find out if a company is hiring during this time?

Conventional knowledge would tell us to just do a quick search on a job posting website and see if the company has any posting up. While that somewhat worked previously, that may not be the most effective method now. See, many companies were hiring before the pandemic, but now they are not. Many of them haven’t taken the time to remove any old or irrelevant job postings so they could still be floating around out there. With that said, if you see a job posting out there that you are very interested in, but you aren’t sure if the company is hiring, the best thing you could do is move forward as if they are. You’d hate to count yourself out of the process simply because you assumed they weren’t hiring.

On the other side of this, many people are looking for some sort of reference point to figure out where to concentrate their job search efforts. Luckily the co-founder of Candor, a website that helps with negotiating offers, has created a new tool that is tracking the hiring status of over 5,000 companies. This 100% user-generated list tells us whether those companies are hiring, have hiring freezes, are laying people off, or even if they’ve rescinded offers. You can also add the status of your own company. To access the tool go to candor.co/hiring-freezes.

This tool is in no way an end all be all, but it was designed in an effort to make things a bit easier during these crazy times. I hope it helps you during your job search process!

This tip was brought to you by Tristan of Layfield Resume Consulting. Check us out on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @LayfieldResume or connect with me, Tristan Layfield, on LinkedIn.

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