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.
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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?
Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs, and millions more still are left uncertain about whether their companies will last through this crisis. While the numbers are bleak and you are probably anxious, there is good news. Companies all across the country are hiring right now and many companies still have long-term plans to hire throughout the year. That means that the best thing for you to do right now is to continue your job search, despite your anxiety. Follow these tips to keep your job search on track through COVID-19.
We've all been there. Searching for a new job can be stressful, frustrating, and lonely work. Whether you're in a position you're no longer happy with or breaking into the market for the first time, a job search can feel like a 10-mile slog uphill with the wind in your face. You've sent out dozens of resumes, maybe even had an interview or two, but nothing's coming of it. You're starting to feel stuck and discouraged. You wonder whether you'll ever get called on a job. Good news: It doesn't have to be that way!
Looking for a new position is a daunting task. You've gone over your resume dozens of times trying to make sure all bases are covered and all details are perfect. But after a month or more of applying, the phone still isn't ringing, or interviews are happening but the offers aren't coming in. What's going on?
When looking for a new job, it can feel like searching for the proverbial needle in a series of haystacks.
Where do you even start to begin the process?It can be difficult, often frustrating, and lonely work that involves lots of effort that can feel like it's going nowhere. But working with a staffing agency, like LeadingEdge Personnel, can help make the process a lot less stressful and a lot more fulfilling, and it can cut the distance between you and a new job considerably.
Whether you’re between jobs that will move your career forward or find yourself out of a job unexpectedly, temporary work can be a great way to get yourself going. But don’t just think of temporary work as something to do. Taking a temp job can offer long-term benefits to your career!