Finding a suitable job posted online is tough. Getting called for a job interview is even tougher. The most important thing to do before you apply to any job is to thoroughly analyze the job posting.
What LinkedIn steps should you be taking right now to prepare yourself for a possible job switch in the near future? Since the pandemic hit, this is the #1 question I get from people who are looking to upgrade their careers. In response to this question, here are five specific action steps you can implement right now.
Jobvite’s 2020 Job Seeker Nation study was just released and here are the highlights to help you understand how job seekers find jobs during COVID-19 (and before COVID-19) and apply for them.
What is task batching? And how can it help you feel more productive? Are you having trouble keeping up your productivity levels these days? It’s no surprise. After all, you were not prepared for working from home, or in a reduced capacity. And, you spent a great deal of time honing and perfecting a time management skill set that no longer works. So maybe all those office productivity hacks you took to heart no longer feel valid. You need a few new productivity hacks to help you ace this new world of work. You need task batching. What is Task
As we struggle on this summer hindered by the various restrictions necessary to combat this global crisis, so much of what we once considered important has been put on hold. Professionally, although many of us have the opportunity to work from home, we are mostly focused on getting things done and keeping the business going. There doesn’t seem to be much opportunity for career development. Yet there are things you can do, even now, to help advance your career when things get back to normal. With all this extra time on your hands, why not work on developing new soft skills?
Whether you call it social distancing, self-quarantine, or a mandated lock-down, many of us feel the psychological effects of our current reality. Time we once spent socializing, dining out, attending concerts and sporting events, has become downtime that has to be filled within the confines of our homes. Luckily, many of us have the opportunity to fill some of that time by working from home. But this, in itself, presents a psychological danger. When work is all that’s left to fill the empty hours, work addiction becomes a very real possibility.