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How to find a job when unemployment is high
Just a few months ago, candidates had their pick of who to work for, sometimes even “ghosting” after accepting a job offer. There were more open roles than candidates available for work, and the unemployment rate sat at record lows for months.Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic turning our economy and social lives upside down, it can be tough to sort out what will help, what won’t and what you can actually control. It’s unsettling to see and hear about friends, family, and neighbors losing jobs.But real-time data is showing positive signs, with week-over-week job losses starting to decrease and stabilize, and industries like construction, retail, and customer service are increasing job posts. There is still high demand for front-line response industries like transportation and warehousing – supporting huge retailers like CVS, Amazon and Home Depot – and non-critical care healthcare positions are also on the rise.As you look for a job in this more competitive hiring landscape, here are a...
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CareerBuilder CEO shares how companies can improve diversity
Original airdate June 4, 2020, on Bloomberg Radio. Listen as Irina Novoselsky, CEO of CareerBuilder discusses how minorities have been impacted by the economic downturn and the importance of diversity in hiring with hosts Jason Kelly and Carol Massar.A key part of the CareerBuilder mission is to enact change and drive greater diversity in employment by bringing these issues in the hiring process to the forefront. Learn more about the current job market at https://advice.careerbuilder.co.uk/
Job interview tips in the age of social distancing
In the age of social distancing, the basics of any job interview remain the same – do your research on the company and the role, prepare questions, and dress appropriately.However, when everyone is staying six feet apart from each other and practicing social distancing, companies are relying more and more on new tools to find and hire employees. If you’re looking for a job during or in response to the coronavirus pandemic, phone and video interviews will become an integral part of your search.How should I interview on the phone?Smile, even when they can’t see you. It’s a cliché, but for good reason. You’ll project the same warmth and confidence as you would in person.Limit distractions. Use headphones with a microphone, sit in a quiet room, shut down your laptop, close apps or turn off notifications – whatever you need to do to reduce interruptions. The potential for distraction on the phone is high, and you could come across as if you don’t care about the role.How should I intervie...
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Tips for hourly workers impacted by Coronavirus
Here are four tips to consider as you look for new or additional work to ease any job loss or hours-reduced related to the Coronavirus.Coronavirus has been declared a global pandemic by the WHO, and with confirmed cases continuing to rise across the world. Organizations are making hard decisions about events, work-related travel and requiring employees to work from home in an effort to slow the spread of the virus and minimize exposure for employees. Hourly workers and the ones working in the travel and hospitality industryWhile these decisions have implications for all workers, hourly-wage earners are proving to be the most hard-hit. What happens for workers in fields like hospitality, restaurant and food service, and maintenance and repair where a work-from-home option isn’t a feasible reality?USE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TO FIND A NEW HOURLY JOB THAT ALLOWS YOU TO WORK FROM HOMEIf your main source of income is waiting tables, prepping food, cleaning hotel rooms or any other on-site ho...
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The Coronavirus (Covid-19) and your job search. WHAT YOU CAN DO
If you are looking for a job during the Coronavirus outbreak, you may be reluctant to continue your search. Companies are still adjusting while employees are quarantined into a makeshift home-office. These are uncertain times, but business must go on and roles still need to be filled.In this article we cover 5 key things you can do to assist your job search during this time and become better prepared for the job market when things are back to normal. TOUCH UP YOUR CVHow long has it been since you really examined your CV with a fine-toothed comb? Is it up to date and relavent? Have you been using the same template for years? Are some sections too wordy and need to be tightened up? Your CV is essentially your one way ticket to an interview. It is what recruiters look at first to decide whether or not you qualify for the next stage of the hiring process.During this time, take an hour to focus on your CV and give it the care it needs. It may turn out to be more worthwhile than watching ...
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TIPS: 7 tips for working from home
Working from home can be a big transition. You might feel any combination of lonely, stressed, frustrated, anxious, unmotivated or on the contrary focussed, relaxed, energized, or productive. Any transitional change takes time to adjust, so we’ve put together some advice in order to approach working from home in the best possible way.SET UP A MORNING ROUTINEWake up at normal times, do not wake up at the last minute and start working with pillow marks on your cheeks. It is important to allow yourself some time (maybe see it as your commute time) to help with your work/life balance. Read, do some exercise, play some music… This will help you stay positive and productive.Shower, take a healthy breakfast and dress up. Even if it might be tempting, do not stay in your pyjamas all day!KEEP A DEDICATED OFFICE SPACEDo not work from your bed!In an ideal world, employees working from home would have not only a dedicated office, but also two computers, one for work and one for personal use. H...