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Some sectors bounced back to pre-pandemic levels faster than others, as evidenced by this nifty chart comparing details of the April 2022 jobs report to February 2020 . The big picture:  The total number of U.S. jobs hasn’t yet climbed back to pre-pandemic levels. But underneath the headline, areas of the economy like professional services, or transportation and warehousing, have recovered any ground they lost in the pandemic...
It might not come as a surprise that during the course of the pandemic our personal and professional networks shrank. As many of us turned to our closest friends, family members and colleagues for support, communication with some of our more distant acquaintances fell to the wayside. In a study undertaken by  Harvard Business School  it was found that communication with close contacts rose by 40 per cent at the expense of a 10...
Just about everybody goes through stressful times at work. Projects pile up, you stay late and have to work evenings and weekends — but the flow of emails and messages doesn’t slow down. When this busy schedule becomes the norm, it’s time to re-evaluate your work-life balance — and make some healthy changes to avoid job burnout. READ MORE AT THE CLEVELAND CLINIC
This year’s list features a higher proportion of companies in banking and financial services, the healthcare and social sector, and education. Each sector increased its presence on the 500-company list, with each making up 8% of the list versus 6% last year.  READ MORE AT FORBES  
There are many draws to freelancing. You can schedule your hours, work to your own strengths and seek out work you find personally fulfilling. But freelancing is also hard work. Growing your client base can be difficult, especially for those not well-versed in marketing strategy. If you’re thinking of starting out as a freelancer, the following tips can help you leverage your skills to find success in your field. READ MORE AT...
Between the switch to working from home and uncertainty about whether our jobs would survive the pandemic, our professional lives have been under some serious strain. It’s not helped matters that lockdowns and border closures have made it difficult to take a holiday and recharge. The pandemic has fundamentally altered our work patterns. It has also shifted our expectations about where, when and how we want to get the job done. READ...
Some 92% of U.S. executives polled recently believe employees who don’t turn on their cameras during virtual meetings or who are frequently on mute don’t have long-term futures at the company, and 96% of the executives agreed remote workers are disadvantaged compared to those who go into the office. READ MORE AT FORBES
If you have worked for a bad leader, you likely already have the answer to why good leadership matters. Good leadership can make the difference between enjoying your job and tolerating your job.  Before we dig into what makes a leader good, let’s think about the costs of bad leadership. Even before the Great Resignation of the COVID 19 pandemic, bad leaders cost their organizations in terms of reduced productivity and...
At this point, you've probably heard the term "great resignation" uttered at least once or twice. It refers to the record number of people who are seeking out new employment opportunities in light of today's hot labor market. Recent data from Employ confirms that this trend is still extremely active. A good 45% of workers say they're actively looking for a new job or plan to do so within the next year. READ MORE AT MOTLEY FOOL
Businesses trying to hire workers will need to be creative, and one element of a good employment strategy is to rethink requirements for the jobs. The labor market will not return to the “good old days” when job applicants were abundant. The demographics just don’t work. Baby boomers are retiring, and the young people entering their working-age years are not larger in number. READ MORE AT FORBES
Job interviews can be intimidating but preparing for the different types of interview questions you may be asked can have a significant payoff. Your resume, career experience and cover letter can only take you so far — now it’s time to bring it home and prove why you’re the best person for the role. READ MORE AT ENTREPRENEUR    
It’s a source of friction at workplaces nationwide now that the pandemic is receding: The boss wants everyone back in the office, but the workers are just fine at home.  Because of work-at-home benefits like more family time, more sleep (on account of no commute) and better work-life balance, many employees are staunchly against reverting to old ways. READ MORE AT FORTUNE