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 »

The Impact of the Coronavirus on How Companies Recruit

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The coronavirus is having a huge impact on the way companies do business. In an effort to prevent the spread of the disease, we are isolating ourselves and attempting to maintain social distancing. Governors are mandating shelter-in-place arrangements. To comply with these requirements, companies are changing their recruiting and hiring processes. Recruiting The restrictions have… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Working Remotely

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More people are working from home, and the coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated the trend. About 40 percent of companies now have some people who work remotely. This arrangement has its own unique challenges. Here are a few tips for maintaining your productivity while working remotely from people who have been doing it for some… Read more »

When Not to Accept a Promotion

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You’ve been offered a promotion. And that’s generally considered great news. It means you are advancing and growing in your career. And most of the time it’s not something you would even think about turning down. But there are actually times when it might be better to forego the promotion because of other factors in… Read more »

How to Enhance Your Social Skills

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When thinking about skills, those of a social nature probably aren’t the first that come to mind. Yet, these types of skills are highly valued among employers and are just as important as any technical skill to your success on the job. They are the so-called soft skills – the ability to persuade and work… Read more »

How to Handle Gaps in Employment

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It is much more common these days for people to have gaps in employment. Layoffs are more common. People are switching jobs more often, especially younger workers. In fact, the stigma attached to such gaps has been declining somewhat, although, unfortunately, it is still present. Be Honest So, if you have a gap in employment,… Read more »

How to Stay on Top of Things During a Job Search

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A job search can be a full-time job in itself. You have a lot going on, a lot of paperwork produced, appointments to keep track of. The challenge is to stay organized so that your search is conducted efficiently and effectively. Here are some suggestions from career advisors on how to do that. 1. Have… Read more »

How to Give Your Career Purpose

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Surveys have shown that, when it comes to jobs and careers, people want more than just a paycheck. This is especially true for Millennials. They want their job to matter, to be meaningful and to make a difference.They want not just pay, but purpose. But forging a career with purpose involves more than just the… Read more »