Do you ever look back at the beginning of 2020 and think… Wow, that was a long time ago? It certainly seems that way. Everything changes all the time, but this year has marked a period of unprecedented change and we really didn’t have any choice in the matter. The COVID pandemic has changed the way we live our lives, the way we do business, and the way we work. It’s even changed the way we look for a job. If you haven’t had to find a new job since before 2020, there are some things you should know about the job search today and how it compares to just 10 months ago.
Because of the current pandemic, many of us have made a rather quick transition to remote working. But there are still many unanswered questions. Will this be a passing trend? Or will we continue to depend on home offices in the future? Is the traditional office really going to become obsolete?
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.
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?
In response to the current global crisis, companies have been forced to change nearly every aspect of how they do business. This has had a significant effect on the job market. Though many employees have been given the opportunity to work from home during mandatory lock-downs, many more have simply been laid off. And with some business closing for good in the face of unprecedented losses, still, others find themselves with no job at all. The competition for the few open jobs available has become intense. How will you stand out from the crowd?