Posted on September 14, 2020 at 04:29:11 PM
It is an understatement to say that many careers have been disrupted this year due to the pandemic. Recent unexpected events have interrupted our routines and jolted us out of our comfort zones, leading many to ask big questions about what matters and what’s worth doing. The world of work will probably look completely different when the pandemic ends, with many jobs disappearing forever. For those who were considering a career change before COVID, the current break in the action is a great time to rethink goals and objectives that may no longer seem relevant. In an April 2020 article in Harvard Business Review, Herminia Ibarra discusses the...
Posted on May 11, 2020 at 01:21:49 PM
The Class of 2020 was about to graduate into a very robust job market but now finds itself graduating in the midst of overwhelming uncertainty. Doing nothing is not a choice. The first step is to make peace with the current situation and then get busy, creating a short-term plan to get through this rough time. Start with an inventory of your marketable job skills and experience. Temp work for recent grads can open doors to great companies and lead to direct-hire jobs once the crisis passes. Many staffing agencies are looking for virtual office temps who can create PowerPoints and Excel spreadsheets,...
Posted on February 03, 2020 at 04:39:36 PM
Telephone Interview Strategies Initial HR screenings are often phone interviews and a make-or-break conversation. Telephone interviews are more difficult because you don’t have the benefit of eye contact and chemistry to help you connect with the interviewer. Here are some thoughts that you may find helpful. Sit at a desk or a table with your resume and the job description in front of you for reference. Sitting up straight at a desk, as if you were at work, puts you into a business mindset that will help you succeed. Use your elevator speech to introduce yourself; short, sweet and to the point. When the call...
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