Pandemic Related Questions at a Job Interview

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When interviewing for a job, you naturally have questions about the position, the company and its operation. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, you need to ask a few additional questions that are Covid-19 related. You need to find out how the pandemic is affecting the business and how it will affect you if… Read more »

How to Avoid Job Scams

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The pandemic continues unabated, resulting in millions of lost jobs, many of which may not be coming back. As a result, many people are forced to look for work in very trying circumstances. Unfortunately, these are very favorable conditions for scam artists, particularly those who are targeting job seekers. Since many are looking for jobs… Read more »

The Drawbacks of Working Remotely and How to Handle Them

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The coronavirus has forced many people to work from home, and it may become a permanent arrangement for a lot of workers. Some probably will look forward to it, while others may be less enthusiastic. Working from home does have advantages – there is no commute, you can dress casually, you have more oversight over… Read more »

How to Conduct Effective Meetings by Video

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Because many people are working from home during the pandemic, they are communicating by video conference, using apps like Zoom. Since this kind of interaction is very different from one that is face to face, there are certain measures you need to take to ensure that you are communicating as effectively and efficiently as possible…. Read more »

Staying Healthy While Working Remotely

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Many more people are now working from home. It was a trend gaining momentum even before the coronavirus pandemic, which caused an even greater surge in working remotely. When working at home, you are usually sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen, as you would be at work. But at home, you… Read more »

How to Stay Productive Working at Home

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There are many different ways we can hinder our productivity. Some of the more obvious ones are lack of sleep and exercise and procrastination. But there are other less obvious ways that we can sabotage our performance, ways that we are not always aware of. And now that many are working from home, these distractions… Read more »

Handling Stress at the Job During a Pandemic

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Work can be stressful enough, and when you add the heightened anxiety brought about by a viral pandemic, stress levels can really shoot up. The coronavirus has disrupted everyone’s life significantly. It has forced us to change the way we live and work. Each day brings news of more infections and more deaths. For many,… Read more »

How to Avoid Interruptions When Working at Home

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Because of the pandemic, many more people are working from home. This arrangement presents its own unique kinds of challenges. One of the biggest challenges is dealing with the ongoing interruptions and distractions that can occur, especially if you have small children. This in turn can have a big impact on productivity. Here are some… Read more »

Planning a Job Search While Waiting Out the Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused the loss of 26 million jobs in the United States. The economy is virtually at a standstill as people isolate themselves at home. Naturally, everyone is anxious to get through this thing and back to work. After the virus abates, many will be able to return to their former jobs,… Read more »

Looking for Work During a Pandemic

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Talking about a job search right now may seem beyond the pale. How can anyone do a job search with the economy essentially in a deep freeze and a staggering number of people out of work? It certainly is a difficult situation, and doing a job search now will be like walking into a stiff… Read more »