7 Quick Tips to Prepare Your Resume for World with Coronavirus (Infographic)

Last edit April 3, 2020

Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? That’s what they call it when a guy in China eats a bat and suddenly you have no job and need to improve your resume.

Anyway, we’re glad the same butterfly effect brought you here 😅. Welcome!

But that’s not the only good news. When it comes to resumes, many things have remained the same as before. After all, their purpose remains largely the same too: to convince an employer that you have what it takes to help them solve a problem.

On the other hand, circumstances have changed a lot. And your resume should always reflect those circumstances if you want it to have the right punch. It’s the same principle as when you tailor your resume to a specific job opening. You customize it to meet a specific employer’s circumstances.

The infographic below will explain what exactly you need to change in your resume to make it fit for our present virus-stricken circumstances.

What are the circumstances then? In short, anyone who can work from home now works from home. Those who cannot, are filled with uncertainty. Many of them have already lost their jobs. Many of them will soon have to change careers.

Some companies are still hiring. Others are fighting for survival. You want to apply for jobs at the former, not the latter. You can find out more about all of that in Job Search During the Coronavirus Outbreak? Difficult But Not Impossible.

Infographic: 7 Tips to Prepare Your Resume for Job Search During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Resume Infographic

One last thing. If you'd like to learn more about how to adjust your resume for the upcoming months, read our guide: How to Prepare Your Resume for Job Search During the Coronavirus Outbreak. Also, if you've lost your income due to COVID-19 and self-isolation, this might help you survive the upcoming months: Lost Job Due to Coronavirus? Supplement Your Income With Gigs.

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  • Martin Poduska, Editor in Chief at Kickresume
  • Martin Poduska
    Editor in Chief
    Martin Poduska is a resume expert and career advice writer at Kickresume. He leads Kickresume’s team of writers and is the main person responsible for upholding the standards of expertise and quality on the blog. In addition to having written nearly 100 in-depth, painstakingly researched resume advice articles, as chief editor he has also edited and revised every single article on this blog. Tens of thousands of job seekers read Martin’s resume advice every month. Martin holds a degree in English from the University of St Andrews and a degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Amsterdam.

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