Work experience is often asked in a job interview and is of great significance in one’s career. It is probably second only to a college major or field of study when applying for a job. Undergraduate and postgraduate students can intern at a company or volunteer for a non-profit organization to gain work experience, which is not uncommon these days. With the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are shut and jobs slashed. Candidates who are more experienced seem to have an edge over fresh graduates in the job market.
At the moment, international travel is still limited to those with special or urgent needs. But a dramatic increase in cross-border trips is possible in the post-pandemic era,especially trips made from hard-hit economies to destinations that are quicker in their recovery from the virus.
People who seek employment outside their own country might need to have their resumes and CVs notarized, authenticated and legalized to be eligible to apply for a work visa depending on where they intend to work. The entire process can be complicated and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be when you have an agency or a consultant to assist you with documentation. So instead of idling away your time during home-isolation or lockdown, why not take the opportunity to brush up on your skills, or take on something new that might help you land a job in the post-pandemic era?