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Unemployment numbers are higher than they’ve been in decades as the international economy tries to stabilize during the COVID-19 pandemic. Layoffs happen to the best workers, people in all stages of their career, and usually come without warning. If you lost your job due to COVID-19, first and foremost, know you’re not alone!  The economy is starting to restart, slowly but surely, and there will come a time when you’re back to work.  Things might seem tough right now, but it will get better.  Here are some tips for how to bounce back after a layoff. 

For every piece of advice on what to put on a resume, there’s a suggestion of what to leave off. It can be maddening trying to sort it out!  When you’ve spent so much time and put so much thought and effort into a document that sums up your career, your achievements, and upon which hinges your hopes of a future position, it’s worth taking the time to weigh each addition and subtraction with care. 

Congratulations! After a long and sometimes frustrating process of applying for new positions, you’ve been asked for an interview. That’s wonderful!  There are two classic interview styles: The in-person and the over-the-phone. In some cases, one type of interview might lead to the other, so it’s best to do all you can to prepare for either outcome.  But as a job seeker, which kind is better? Do you want to go with the in-person, where you can see the responses to your answers, or the phone interview, where you can sit comfortably at home?