Hearing Aids And Finding A New Job: New Norms For Jobseekers

Layoffs and retrenchment are just some of the unfortunate consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic, but many companies are still hiring. Industries like e-commerce, delivery and cybersecurity are growing rapidly. If you are currently actively seeking a new role, or are contemplating your next move, then looking, and sounding good, are essential for your job search. Standing out from the competition is more important than ever so if you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then wearing a suitable hearing aid is essential for improving your employability and getting back to work.

New Normal Job Market

It’s an ‘employer’s market’ and is likely to remain so for some time. Navigating your way successfully through the new norms of a challenging job market requires new strategies. Repeating the same things over and over again is likely to cause frustration. So how do you avoid this and get the new job that you really want? Demonstrating that you are a good candidate is paramount and this involves good communication, and good listening skills. Simply sending a CV and a cover letter or making a phone call are not enough. Jobseekers who get the results they want are proactive beyond just the ordinary CV. With social distancing and social media communications being the new norms, some creative jobseekers have started to produce short videos of themselves that allow hiring managers to get a better face-to-face look at them, quickly.

Get Your Voice Heard

Adapting to the new norms of job recruitment now involves getting into the right industries in the right way. Getting yourself in front of the right decision maker, at the right time, still involves a phone call and an updated CV, but for clever job seekers a social media contact with a professional video of yourself is an effective new way to get your voice heard. Social media connects you and your potential new employer in new normal ways and if you, or your loved ones, are suffering from hearing loss then you can get your voice heard in the job market better by wearing a suitable hearing aid when you make contact.

Good Hearing Is Good Positioning

Whatever kind of new job you are seeking, it is important that you are focused and prepared to answer the relevant questions that demonstrate you are an attractive candidate. Why do you want a job in e-commerce? Why with this company? What can you bring to this particular job? Communicating and empathizing with your interviewer will help you hit it off and beat the competition. Good communication requires good hearing and if you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then wearing a suitable hearing aid will restore your hearing and help your positioning in front of potential employers.

If you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then, before you go for a job interview, drop in to Clarisound for a free hearing check and a chat with one of your friendly, professional audiologists. We won’t get you the job but we will make your hearing, and your job prospects, better.