- Business as usual! Your application materials (résumé and cover letter) should still be targeted to the company and for the role you’re applying.
- You’re still creating a target list of companies to pursue. Consider researching companies that transcend the impact of the coronavirus, including technology companies and healthcare, rather than companies directly impacted.
- Most companies use an ATS (applicant tracking system). Keep this in mind when customizing your résumé and cover letters. Keywords can help you make it through a first-round cut.
- Networking still makes the biggest difference when submitting online applications. While you can’t meet in-person, you can network via phone or in a virtual space. See tips and tricks below.