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Don't be afraid to look for a new job during the pandemic

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Posted at 3:00 AM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 03:01:07-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — As our leaders dangle the possibility of another shutdown, creating some uncertainty about jobs, there is a silver lining.

If you've been stuck in a job, or you've been looking for that sign or signal to start the job hunt, here it is.

While many employers are thinking about possible layoffs--or furloughs--many others are hiring.

Alcott HR is a human resources company with offices in Buffalo and on Long Island.

Kristen Russo is the HR Operations Manager. She says you shouldn't be afraid to look for a job during the pandemic.

"I think maybe switching things up is okay," Russo said. "You don't know what opportunities are out there. We're seeing a lot of new opportunities come about there's a lot of companies out there that are looking for good people that can fill these jobs that have a unique skill set."

Here are some resources if you're looking to take your skills to the next level:

New York State job bank

Help for writing resumes and cover letters

Helpful hints for interviewing

Free services for job seekers from Workforce Buffalo

Russo says it's okay to explore your options.

"Worst case scenario, if you have a job now and you start interviewing and they offer you a job, you can always say no and stay with where you are," Russo said.