First off I want to commend you for having a leaders mentality in this tough time and taking your employees wellbeing on your shoulders… they are lucky to have you!
I’ve got two questions:
1. What industry/s were you predominantly offering your CV and recruitment services in prior to COVID-19?
Reason I ask this is that there are going to be some definite “losing” and “winning” industries that come out of this and I personally know as a recruiter myself, that our skills/services are transferable across any industry… In short if you could pivot your focus to the winning industries in the current climate I.e Construction, then you will going with the grain so to say. The governments commitment to fast tracking construction projects, subsidising apprenticeship/training schemes and encouraging workforce’s from struggling industries ala Tourism, tells me there is going to be a lot of human traffic into this industry from people that will need your services.
2. Have you ever looked at the possibility of offering your services to govt agencies like MSD/WINZ?
Similar to the above comment, I’m already seeing an increased push from MSD/WINZ to get beneficiaries into the construction industry (evident in the 2020 budget making trade training free to people wanting to come into the industry). Build relationships with MSD/WINZ and see if there is anyway you can offer your services at that level. Also look to make connections within Iwi/Mana Whenua groups, Maori unemployment is projected to spike in the coming months and many Iwi/Mana Whenua groups are motivated to help their people get back into work and I see your CV writing services as something that could help them achieve that goal… as well as a service they would pay to utilise.
I hope this helps… Kia kaha, keep leading your team forward.