Strategies for Help

Employment in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Uncertain Times

As you continue in your job search, ask those closest to you for help. Your family, friends, and Church leaders love you and want you to succeed.

Many employers have remote employees or may not be doing interviews or hiring in the traditional ways due to government regulations, social distancing, or other challenges. This may delay the hiring process. You might consider using this time to further your education or developing additional skills. Many educational resources are online, and some are currently being offered for free. You might also consider preparing and refining your résumé or curriculum vitae, improving your interview skills, and connecting with people who may have information about job leads or companies you are interested in.

Below are some resources to help get you started.

Words of the Prophets

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland encouraged us to trust God and hope for good things to come:

May we press forward with love in our hearts, walking in the “brightness of hope” ... I testify that the future is going to be as miracle-filled and bountifully blessed as the past has been. We have every reason to hope for blessings even greater than those we have already received.

If you know someone who is looking for employment, you might ask them how you could be most helpful. Show them compassion, and seek to understand what they are experiencing. Now is a tremendous opportunity for members of the Church to rally around our brothers and sisters and minister to them. You can find ideas for how to help here.