It’s safe to say that there are very few companies who predicted they’d be going fully remote in 2020. The widespread response to the COVID-19 global pandemic has meant companies have had to adapt their operations to maintain business continuity. This has involved transitioning employees out of physical offices and into new virtual workspaces in what some have called the remote work experiment. And so far, the experiment has been a success.
LinkedIn made significant changes and updates to its site in the first half of 2020—too many to discuss in one article. Therefore, I’ve put these LinkedIn updates in three buckets: those that are applicable to all members, company page changes, and changes for job seekers.
Getting a response to a networking email can be difficult, especially during a pandemic. These three networking email templates were designed to make it easier for you to craft your message and get a response.
The best time to network is BEFORE a job is posted. You’re more likely to get a response to your request because employees aren’t involved in the hiring process yet. This is even true during a pandemic.
Well, we’re still here… working from home. And with new cases spiking across the United States, it doesn’t look like we’ll be going back to the office anytime soon. After four months of this, you may find it difficult to get things done. Perhaps you’ve developed some bad habits and less than optimal routines. Now is as good a time as any for a refresher course in how to stay productive while working from home.
Your LinkedIn network is one of your most valuable business assets. Therefore, you should add people to your network very strategically. But people change and circumstances change, and occasionally you may find it necessary to do some network pruning.
As a new month begins, we enter the second half of 2020 continuing to struggle with the economic and societal effects of a global pandemic. Covid-19 is wearing on us, whether we have contracted the virus or not. Inundated daily by news of the political indecision, social controversy, and still rising infection rates, many of us are simply exhausted by this new reality. But perhaps most of all, we want to go back to work. The question, at this point some five months in, is how realistic is that goal?