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Despite a pandemic-riddled economy, many companies are hiring

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If you’re a job seeker, this is not the time to adopt a retreat or wait-it-out attitude despite the outward signs. Yes, the current Covid-19 pandemic has extracted an enormous toll on the national and global economy and the ranks of the newly unemployed are swelling by the millions ...

Yes, There are Benefits While Working or Job Searching from Home

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With the coronavirus pandemic forcing most of us to work or job search from home, it’s only natural to long for the things that we lose by staying in: the office camaraderie, the dedicated uncluttered workplace, the lack of distraction, the stimulating lunches with coworkers and colleagues, and the ...

Job Searching in the Time of Covid-19

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History will record this time as the “Great Pandemic of 2020” when the world’s economy nearly ground to a halt at the hands of an invisible virulent pathogen.It’s naïve to say that the coronavirus may not impact a job search. But that’s all the more reason ...

Picture This: Being Successful with Your Video Interview

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With the coronavirus forcing almost everyone to work from home, it is fair to say that this pandemic is affecting job seekers too. Searching for job openings on the Internet is nothing new for most people, but interviewing with the hiring person via a Web-based video app is likely to ...

A Very Brief History of the Job Interview: The Modern Era

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Each time you interview for a job, you should learn something new that will help you improve your interviewing skills. As Thomas Edison said, “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”Perhaps Edison was thinking about job interviewing. The great American inventor and ...

How to Compensate for Job Hopping with the Right Resume

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Job hopping has often gotten a bad rap. But recent economic and social trends indicate that job-hopping is not going away. You need to know how to improve your resume to overcome concerns.The average tenure for a job has been getting shorter and shorter. Last year, employees quit their ...

Career Development Lessons from the Royal Rumble

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The Duke and Duchess Offer Job Search Strategy to We CommonersYou may feel that you don’t have much in common with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – those crazy kids, Harry and Meghan, who’ve decided to “step back” from their roles as “senior members” of Britain’s royal ...

The Process Centered Resume

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Showing that You Excel at Lean-Agile, and Continuous ImprovementOver the years, I’ve focused much resume-writing advice on the notion that the best way for your resume to tell your story is through quantifiable accomplishments. Putting your achievements into numbers makes it easy for hiring managers to understand how, when ...

Rules for the Phone Interview

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How to prepare for the phone interview“Remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life.”- Gregory MaguireCompanies are making the video job interview commonplace. This trend was predictable even before the recent pandemic since technology and design was becoming more suitable for video conferencing. Today, with Zoom ...

Revealing the Secrets of Networking for Job Seekers

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Networking Tips that WorkOutside of keeping a positive attitude, networking is the most common tip given to job seekers. Do it well to gain referrals, leads, and advice. With hundreds of books, and countless blog posts, dedicated to networking, you’d think this topic would be easy for most to ...

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