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During this unprecedented time, many who have gotten laid off due to COVID-19 are actively seeking employment. For some, it can feel like COVID-19 has put their lives on hold. The good news is that many companies are still hiring, and there are steps you can take to prepare yourself to get hired during this new normal.
More than 10 million U.S. workers have filed for unemployment benefits according to data obtained from the Department of Labor. Looking for employment may seem arduous, but it is definitely not impossible.
The stress of job searching can take a major toll on your life and even keep you from making valuable progress. Here are some tips that might help.
Congratulations! You received a job offer and cannot be more thrilled to start working. Here are some tips to help you keep the job.
In the previous Soft Skills Savvy and Soft Skills Smarts articles, the need to assess, reflect, exhibit, adopt and use Soft Skills in the workplace and ways we can assess and reflect those skills, were identified. This article will provide examples of practical ways to exhibit, adopt, and use Soft Skills in the workplace and why it is important for employability and career advancement.
The previous article, Soft Skills Savvy, identified the need to assess, reflect, exhibit, adopt and use Soft Skills in the workplace. This article will provide examples of practical ways to assess and reflect Soft Skills.
This article is first in a 3-part series. Discover what soft skills are and why they are crucial for our employability and career advancement.
According to Glassdoor, the average recruiter or hiring manager spends only six seconds reading a résumé. What if there was a way to stand out against the competition without using just the traditional résumé? In this article, we will show you how!
We all have goals we want to accomplish. Formulating your goals as a S.M.A.R.T. goal can help you shift your mindset to be more successful.
The decision to disclose information about a disability can be challenging for individuals with unique abilities. Find out when and how to reveal that information, if you choose to do so.
The #1 goal of networking is to generate an interview with a potential employer. To be successful in this, you should...
Have you ever been in a situation where you had the opportunity to talk with a highly important person? Let’s say for example they’re employed in a company that you really want to work for, and one of the first things they say is tell me about yourself. Would you know how to respond?
Times have shifted and that has impacted the way companies now hold interviews. However, whether an interview is via phone, Skype, pre-recorded video, or in person, the questions have generally remained the same. Here are the top five most commonly asked interview questions and the best ways to answer them.
Whether it is for job searching, to build brand awareness, or even for career advancement, networking seems to be the bridge to make it all happen. Here is a strategy to help get you started.
Are you unsure of your plans after high school but know that college is not in your future? Tired of working dead end jobs and in dire need of a change but don’t have a degree? No need to worry; there are plenty of career opportunities that do not require a college degree and still pay well. Here are the top five careers in 2019 that can provide a secure future.
The ecosystem of work revolves around something called Skills Identification. In other words, liking what you do is as important as doing what you like! Understanding the importance of utilizing your current identifiable skills to look for a career that will provide a positive and long term effect on your overall job satisfaction.
Formal email writing is usually the first skill many business professionals will need to know in order to be an effective communicator. These tips will help you overcome these challenges, and gain a competitive edge in the workforce.
Creating a portfolio can feel stressful when you have so many projects and don't know how to properly display them. Before you begin, there are three major questions every portfolio must answer to be considered successful and complete.
Do you have a new position to fill or recently lost an employee? Is the current workload too much for your existing staff? Find out why it is in your best interest to promote internally versus seeking outside assistance.
Are you feeling frustrated at work because you are being overlooked for promotions or succession planning? Demonstrate you are ready to be a leader!
If you are looking to expand your professional network, stay on top of industry trends, or promote yourself - then LinkedIn is the site for you!
Have you ever made a mistake at work that you could not forgive or forget? We have all been there and done that once…twice…or even more!
Do you enjoy working with others or alone? We all have our preferences; however, sometimes we are pushed beyond our comfort zone at work. That is what professional development is all about!
Are you applying for jobs but not getting any responses? It may be time to update your resume and sell yourself effectively.
Trying to land a job but the employer is requesting a cover letter? That same old cover letter you keep using isn't really applicable to every job? Here's some tips to find out how to customize your cover letter and land an interview.
Soft skills are always a necessity in every occupation. Find out the top five soft skills trending in 2019.
How do you describe yourself in thirty seconds or less to land your dream job? Check out these tips on how to perfect your elevator pitch.
It's your turn ladies! With your wardrobe packed with clothes, find out what you have in your closet that can be used for business professional and business casual interviews.
With the fashion world always changing, it is hard to keep up with the trends and knowing when to use them. Learn how to tastefully incorporate your unique style when going for a business professional or business casual interview.
It is never too soon to start thinking about your next career move. What skills can you offer an employer whether you are getting a job for the first time, changing careers or looking for advancement?
Perhaps you have submitted your resume for the perfect job, a job that aligns with your work history and skill set; however, you have not received any calls for interviews. You felt like you were the perfect fit, but to no avail, you just hear crickets.
At times, do you wonder if you are doing what you were meant to do? Do you find that your work has become one monotonous long drawn-out sentence? Do you feel like the culture at your job may not be a good fit or you have more potential?
During high school, you will begin refining your career plan to determine what your next steps are to transition into adulthood. Which path is right for you?
You may be tempted to respond with, “Oh I’m good! I think we’ve covered everything” this can make you appear unenthusiastic about the position. This is a great opportunity to show your interviewer how interested you really are in the position!
Even the most confident applicants can experience a moment of panic and uncertainty during an interview. This article will prepare you to traverse uncertain terrain, build your courage, and learn how to not sweat the little things. Literally and figuratively.
When looking for work you may think devoting all your time to filling out online applications and scrolling through hundreds of job postings is your best bet. While paying attention to these activities is without a doubt important, investing some of your energy into building up your online presence can pay off just as well.