This is a crazy time in the world. Many people are out of jobs and on the hunt for a new one. You have put in the time to apply to all the jobs that are within your job skills, and you finally see that email or phone call pop up asking for you to come in for an interview. You will instantly be excited and think of all the things you need to do to impress the interviewer.
There are many things that you should keep in mind when you go to your interview. So many things have changed and have new requirements due to Covid-19. Take note of all the rules and regulations that they have and ensure that you are informed of everything about the company before you accept the job. Here are some things that you should ask the employer during your interview.
- What safety precautions are you as a company taking during this time?
You want to ensure your safety and the safety of others is being put high on the list of importance. Find out what they are doing to make sure that you are safe and what their procedures are if someone tests positive.
You will want to get the information needed for if you test positive for COVID-19 and what the steps are that will need to be taken. Even in the case of a family member contracting COVID-19 and needing you to care for them. If they offer sick pay or if you will need to apply for unemployment.
- Has your company had to lay employees off due to the pandemic?
Find out what they did or do to help the employees during this pandemic it says a lot about a company. A place of employment that truly values its employees will provide the information and tools this person needs to get help.
- Is there an option to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Right now everyone is uncertain of the way things are going to go. Businesses all over were shut down and had employees, who could, work remotely from home. Find out if your employer will allow you to continue working if a shutdown occurs again.
It is important to get any information about communication and requirements that go along with working from home. Sometimes it is easy to get distracted when you work remotely, having an idea of what the employer expects will help you stay on track.
~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved