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Job Seeker Advice: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Labor Market

It isn’t a secret that COVID-19 ravaged the business landscape. Millions of Americans became unemployed in a matter of weeks, many losing their jobs as companies had to close their doors due to shelter-in-place orders. Even as the strictest restrictions began to lift, many remained in place. Gathering size limits

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Are Temporary Jobs Worth It?

Many professionals wonder if temporary jobs are worth doing. Some assume that they can be more of a career hindrance than a career booster. However, that isn’t always the case. While temporary positions can have drawbacks, they provide numerous benefits as well. If you are wondering whether a short-term job

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Job Hunting 101: How to Land an Interview

A job hunt is often a lengthy process, involving a series of steps that can, at times, be challenging to complete. Once you submit a resume, you may assume that whether you get an interview is entirely out of your hands. After all, you’ve highlighted why you’re a great candidate

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Reviewing and Updating Your Sick Leave Policy

COVID-19 showed many companies that their sick-leave policies weren’t ideal. While many employers quickly outlined exceptions to their standard approaches, giving employees some flexibility about using their leave, many businesses didn’t initially have time to dedicate to reviewing and updating their policies formally. Now that the initial shock of the

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Job Hunting 101: Applying to a Job

Job hunting is a process. Often, navigating the nuances of the experience is challenging. This is particularly true when considering that each step requires its own skills and the right preparation. Luckily, by getting to know the basics of job hunting, you can ensure you approach everything correctly. In many

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Essential on-the-Job Skills That Your Workforce Should Have

The COVID-19 pandemic had a dramatic impact on the world. The effects are likely to be long-lasting— thus, fundamentally altering how many businesses operate now and well into the future. As a result, companies need to consider how these shifts may make certain skills increasingly necessary. Without the right capabilities

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Job Hunting 101: Building a Resume

For many, the idea of finding a new position is daunting. Job hunting is rarely easy, though it’s something that every professional has to handle at least a few times during their career. Luckily, by understanding the basics of job hunting, you can navigate the process with greater ease. Typically,

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How to Get Ahead in a Competitive Job Search Market

When COVID-19 led to widespread unemployment, it also made the job search market more competitive. Millions of professionals are now actively seeking out new opportunities, a situation that hasn’t been experienced since the Great Recession, an event that actually had a lower unemployment rate. As a result, candidates have to

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A New Hiring Process for a Remote-First World

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the hiring landscape for companies all across the country. Many in-person approaches had to be replaced with remote ones, ensuring social distancing requirements could be met, and general safety could be provided. Adapting to the remote-first world was initially a necessity. However, the speed

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Why Businesses Should Help the Class of 2020 Find Work

The Class of 2020 found themselves graduating during one of the most challenging times imaginable. Widespread unemployment quickly became the norm, with many industries functionally gutted by stay-at-home orders and customer reduction mandates. As a result, new graduates struggled to find viable work opportunities. Thus, leaving many anxious about the

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Reskilling Yourself: Should I Specialize or Generalize?

One debate has raged among professionals for decades; is it better to specialize or generalize your skillset. Each approach has its benefits and drawbacks. As a result, if you are looking to reskill yourself, you may not be sure which strategy is worth pursuing. It is important to note that

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Hiring Advice

How to Eliminate Bias in Your Hiring Process

Unconscious bias can wreak havoc on a hiring process. It may cause qualified applicants to be disregarded due to their race, gender, age, or another factor that shouldn’t be relevant. While acknowledging the presence of unconscious bias is a critical first step. It empowers you to examine its potential influence

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5 Reasons You Should Start Looking for a New Job Now!

During the COVID-19 outbreak, more than 38 million people had to file for unemployment. Many of those professionals were highly skilled, only being let go because of the pandemic’s direct economic impact on their employer. For many, it may seem like waiting to find a new job until things go

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Job Hunting 101: How to Land a New Job

After an interview, it’s normal to be a bit anxious. Waiting to hear if you’ve gotten the job can be one of the most exciting and stressful parts of job hunting, especially if you’re particularly interested in the opportunity. While you might think that you’ve done all you can once

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Ways to Build a More Inclusive Work Environment

If you want your workforce to excel, diversity alone isn’t enough. Instead, you need to focus on creating an inclusive work environment, one where everyone feels confident and comfortable when expressing themselves. Making inclusion part of your company’s culture isn’t going to happen on its own. Instead, leaders must take

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How to Identify and Correct Hidden Biases

Most people don’t see themselves as biased, as they aren’t intentionally trying to adhere to stereotypes or prejudices. However, unconscious bias can be incredibly impactful, influencing decisions, and opinions without a person’s explicit knowledge. By being open to identifying and examining your biases, both conscious and unconscious, you can address

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Preparing Your Business for a Post-COVID World

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered many facets of the business world. Going forward, social distancing will be a standard, at least for the short-term. Along with impacting customer flow, this will affect employee expectations. Many professionals who’ve been required to work from home may wish to continue to do

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