How IDPs can prepare to find a job in a new place

Опубліковано 19 October 2023 року, о 11:03

How to help internally displaced persons prepare for employment in a new location, as shared on the “Diia. Barrier-free” website. 

Prepare yourself mentally. It’s important to take care of your mental health to stay strong during such a difficult time. Where to begin and how to identify the initial signs of stress can be discovered in the World Health Organization’s suggestions available here

Allocate time. During any difficult situation, professionals recommend dedicating your efforts to your job search as if it were a full-time occupation.  Every day, allocate some time to check new job openings, send out your resume, and prepare for interviews. 

Define your search criteria. Evaluate your skills, create a list of positions to apply for, consider your preferred location and work format, and how much time you are willing to devote to the job. 

Create a resume (portfolio for creative people). Your resume is critical to first impressions and can affect your chances of getting an interview. Learn how to review your resume before submitting it to an employer here.  

Be proactive and utilize all available resources to find employment.  These may include online platforms and social networks. Additionally, seek out information on open positions from your friends, ask for referrals, and don’t hesitate to write to companies that interest you.