Advice for starting a new job while working from home


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How to look for a job during quarantine


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Job hunting in the time of coronavirus

One of America's leading providers of online career resources has reported that since COVID-19 first began affecting the US in early March, its web traffic has fallen by 53%, indicating that people aren't seeking jobs at the same rate. This fact may seem somewhat unexpected, but it makes sense — those who are still working want to hold onto their current jobs and weather out the turmoil in the economy. Meanwhile, those who've lost their jobs or had their hours cut are busy filing for unemploymen...
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What to do if you’re embarrassed by a former employer (but did great work there)

Your resume (or CV) needs to accurately reflect your employment history, yet you may feel reluctant to list a previous employer to avoid embarrassment during a job interview. "If you suspect a reviewer may raise an eyebrow about something related to your background, assume that they will and address it proactively," says job search and career coach Jenny Foss. Here, she shares her top tips for deflecting attention from the source of your embarrassment and steering the conversation towards your s...
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Research shows the best resumes and cover letters use these words and phrases (in moderation)

​Recruiters and hiring managers often receive literally hundreds of applications for a single role and are skilled at quickly scanning them to find what they're looking for. While a good resume increases your chances of being invited to interview, the definition of a "good resume" is subjective. Each recruiter is different, and their advice about what works and what doesn't can vary accordingly. With this in mind, researchers examined various resume writing tactics to determine how they're ...
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Choosing between job offers? 4 tips for making a decision

Whether you're unemployed, underemployed or discontent with your current position, the phrase 'job seeking' and all of its variants can strike fear into the bravest of hearts. The time spent searching job websites and dealing with repetitive application forms, interviews and networking, can feel utterly soul destroying. Then just when you start thinking there are no suitable jobs to be had, several offers come along at once. Having multiple options can be either a blessing or a curse, depending ...
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Beat the stereotype. Nail your next job interview

Millennials are often characterized as entitled, self-centred, needy, lazy, job-hopping, disloyal, easily bored individuals who crave instant gratification and have unrealistic work expectations. As a millennial jobseeker, it can be difficult to overcome these common misconceptions about millennial attitudes and aspirations and convince potential employers of the value you can bring to the workplace. In this article, Heather Redding explores five ways you can break through the generational stere...
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Show hiring managers your emotional intelligence by avoiding these 4 mistakes

Your emotional intelligence (EQ) could have a significant impact on your professional success. Research shows that a high EQ is a better predictor of being a top performer than a high IQ. As a result, hiring managers and recruiters are increasingly assessing job candidates' level of emotional intelligence—and not just for leadership positions. Although some people are naturally more emotionally intelligent than others, you can develop your emotional intelligence by acquiring the relevant skills ...
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How to ace your next phone interview: 11 simple tips

As with any other job interview, preparation is the key to making a good impression in a telephone interview. Many companies use phone interviews for the initial screening of applicants, to identify the most suitable candidates for an in-person interview. For a remote working position, the hiring process may consist of phone interviews only. You never know when a recruiter may call you, so always answer the phone in a professional manner and be prepared to discuss your interest in the post you'v...
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How to ask for a recommendation that will actually help your career

LinkedIn's professional network can help active job seekers and passive candidates to promote their skills to a great number of potential employers and recruiters. By connecting with past and present colleagues you can build a strong network and increase your chances of getting referrals. Recommendations and endorsements can also be a powerful way to add credibility to your profile and help you stand out from the crowd. Anisa Purbasari Horton shares here some top tips from the experts on ho...
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