1. Think short-term. This might be somewhat counterintuitive advice, given that a career is a marathon, not a sprint. However, we are living in a time when things are changing extremely fast. In this instance, it’s best to plan for what would be best for you in the next 30, 60, or 90 days. Ask yourself what your priorities are during this time. Is it to build a financial cushion? Are you looking for a job that can provide a degree of stability and consistency? Or are you in a financial position to focus solely on professional opportunities, with the understanding that finding that right next position can take you longer in this pandemic? … [Read more...] about How to find a job during a pandemic and a recession
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Chances are, most of your competition is just blindly applying on applications. Sometimes, I would even be as confident as to send my deck to the CEO—and to my surprise, it would work. Someone asked me if this is overstepping to not go through the normal process? Maybe? But who cares! I don’t feel that offering great insight is in any way an overstep. A good company should welcome hard work and insight from a seasoned professional. If they don’t, you probably don’t want to work for that company anyway. … [Read more...] about Tired of filling out a never-ending list of job applications? Try this strategy to set you apart.
Pay attention to current business news and do some online research to discover which industries are taking off and likely to be hiring new staff. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, and consider companies and roles that you wouldn’t have under normal circumstances—remember, this is only going to be a temporary move. … [Read more...] about How to make over your résumé for an unplanned career change
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