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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the finances of millions of workers, with more than 20 million Americans receiving some kind of unemployment benefits as of early December. With many industries still operating under limited capacity, including travel, hospitality and leisure, some job-seekers are going into the new year searching for new opportunities and a possible career change. In fact, in the second quarter of 2020, nearly...
Now that we’ve closed the chapter on the ordeal that was 2020, a fresh start beckons. But as we can learn very quickly, a blank page in the diary doesn’t correlate to a new environment, career, or even a more confident self. We’re still carrying the baggage of years past and so, rather than make resolutions that will come to fail us, it’s time to start working on the habits that will set us up for success – no...
Despite the current economic climate, it IS possible to get a job you love. When you’re searching job listings on your computer, do you think you’ll find your dream gig? Chances are you won’t. Between 70 and 80 percent of jobs aren’t published publicly, and 85 percent of jobs are found through networking. READ MORE AT NBC NEWS
Daily life and work has completely turned upside down for millions of Americans across the country. Still, through the ups and downs of the year, others have found great meaning in their work and are carving out their purpose to rebuild with their sights set on the eventual end of the pandemic. READ MORE AT CNBC
The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many people, it’s also the busiest. For a variety of reasons, this could be the perfect time to ramp up your job-seeking efforts. Here are some good reasons to think about job searching during the holidays. Many companies are extremely active in the job market during the holidays, as they’re looking to fill open positions so they can start the new year...
Numerous factors can influence the selection of a candidate for an academic position, and they are often out of the control of the applicant. Most important, even though some factors will be out of your control, you must control what you can control in a job interview. Here are three recommendations for what to do during a virtual interview. READ MORE AT INSIDE HIGHER ED
With holidays fast upon us and the end of the year looming, a lot of us are looking to 2021 with hopeful energy about the future. For some, the new year might feel like the right time to make a career change, or level up in our professional lives. READ MORE AT FORBES
If you’re looking for a job and watching the coming COVID-19 holiday season loom, don’t despair: It could be your lucky break. Companies have budgets for 2021 and often want to have new team members in January. That makes the holidays one of the busiest times of the year for some HR teams. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY
After a long winter break, it’s not uncommon for professionals to emerge with a resolution to make their next career move in the year ahead. What is uncommon this year is that they’ll have to do so amidst a global pandemic. How will that change the game for IT professionals beginning their search in the months ahead? READ MORE AT THE ENTERPRISERS PROJECT
When you work from home, as many are during the pandemic, there’s a real temptation to reach for a pair of sweatpants and a T-shirt everyday instead of dressing for the office. But experts said that dressing up can be a morale booster and an important part of self-care. READ MORE AT BANGOR DAILY NEWS
Plenty of offices will be empty until well into 2021, so there’s no time like the present to seek feedback from the boss and brush up on your skills. To keep progressing professionally, reach out for feedback, polish your skills and stay visible (on Zoom, Slack or however you keep in touch with your bosses).  READ MORE AT THE NEW YORK TIMES
As the health crisis continues to rage across the country and more temporary job losses become permanent, a small but growing number of laid-off and working Americans in hard-hit industries like restaurants, retail and travel are switching to new careers or occupations. Many are transitioning to sectors that have thrived during the pandemic, such as technology, health care, real estate, banking, and warehousing and delivery. READ MORE...