Amidst the global pandemic that has impacted virtually every aspect of our lives, many members of Gen Z question how to navigate the complex labyrinth of finding a job and launching a career. Covid-19 has changed the ways that we interact with one another in many ways, and some of the effects of those changes have spilled over into the job market. One of our missions at Jezuba is to help members of Gen Z transition into the workspace more fluidly, despite the pandemic, and as part of that mission we hosted an online seminar, led by three professionals in recruiting, about this process.
The webinar took place on January 13th, and was the second of our planned sessions regarding career advice and navigating the job market. This session focused on how to create the best resume, cover letter, and online presence, as well as general advice about how to launch a career for newer entrants to the job market.
Christine Dasig-Aguada, a representative from Robert Half, began the session by providing guidance on how to write resumes. Afterwards, she highlighted the importance of cover letters, explaining that they are useful to describe qualifications and skills that aren’t listed on one’s resume. She also mentioned the importance of thank you notes, emphasizing that they help make one stand out to an interviewer.
After the initial presentation, the full panel of recruiters, which included Christine as well as Amanda Cretcher from WePay and Charles Jo from Power Integrations, took questions from the audience. In a lively and engaging discussion, the recruiters made many useful points. They emphasized the importance of not selling oneself short in interviews, negotiating salary, and getting job descriptions and offers in writing. They also warned participants about sharing too much of one’s personal information online, because it can easily follow one forever.
The conversation and advice shared during this seminar were extremely valuable to the attendees, including myself. We are hopeful that, due to this webinar and future career series webinars to come, Jezuba will continue to make a positive impact in the job market and successfully deliver career advice to aspiring professional Gen Zers.