Searching for a job during the pandemic

Searching for a job during the pandemic

Career Services launches new resource to help students during COVID-19.

By Communications Staff

April 30, 2020


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Career Services has created a new online hub to connect students with resources that will help them search for a job or work remotely.

Queen’s students and new graduates are among those who may be facing disruption to their current jobs or employment plans due to the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Career Services in the Division of Student Affairs is responding to help students and grads navigate the new job market landscape with the creation of a new online hub that includes advice, resources, and opportunities.

“Students wear many hats,” says Cathy Keates, Director of Career Services and Experiential Learning. “In addition to being students, many are also staff, some here at Queen’s or with other employers. And many who are not currently employed are looking for new opportunities for this summer. We want to make it easy for students and new graduates to find support for their career and job search situations.”

Online career resources

In the new hub, student can access information about:

  • remote job search strategies
  • making big career decisions
  • summer professional development opportunities, including courses at Queen’s and tips for working remotely
  • financial supports

The site also connects students to remote drop-in career counselling via Skype, and remote career development workshops.

“Even though the economic situation is changing rapidly, and some types of work are negatively impacted, there are still opportunities,” says Kyllie Jansen, Events and Employer Development Coordinator. “There are employers posting new positions to our job board every day.”

Workshops on job search strategies

New workshops now being offered include career development and job search strategy during a global pandemic.

“I attended a Career Services workshop on how to navigate the job market during COVID-19.” says John Deidous, PhD Candidate of Sociocultural Studies of Sport, Health & the Body in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. “This has greatly helped me in how I organize my resume and how I apply for jobs. I was able to narrow my focus, be more efficient, and less stressed in my job search.”

Visit Career Services new web resource Student and New Graduate Employment during COVID 19 for more information.