Employment in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    In this changing economy, unemployment is a real challenge that many are facing. Dealing with unemployment can be difficult, and you may feel anxious, unsure, or inadequate. Heavenly Father is aware of you and interested in all aspects of your life, including your employment. Turn to Him. Ask Him for help and take hope in trusting that job opportunities will arrive for you.

    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.

    Job Search Tips

    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.

    Jeffrey R. Holland, “A Perfect Brightness of Hope,Ensign or Liahona, May 2020, 83–84.

    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.

    Resources

    Last Updated On 16 Sep 2020