Job seekers, these 15 career categories are flexible and in demand during the coronavirus pandemic

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A range of job categories across industries, from real estate and banking to translation, offer 100% remote work, a hybrid of in-office and remote work, freelance positions, and part-time work. Looking for a job? If you are among the more than 17 million Americans who’ve filed for unemployment benefits in the past four weeks, and aren’t interested in grocery, delivery, or warehouse positions, there are other places to find work. Read Full Story

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How to be most productive as your own manager and intern when you work for yourself

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Six tips for optimizing the top- and bottom-level jobs on your to-do list, leaving you with more time to focus on what you actually get paid for. Being a freelancer lets you own your time and sharpen that skill you deliver better than anyone. But it also means taking sole responsibility for your business, as well as dealing with near-constant administrative tasks. Read Full Story

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How to use virtual career fairs to find a job during the pandemic

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These fairs can help you find a job, but they work a bit differently than traditional in-person events. Career fairs used to be a great place for entry-level candidates to discover new companies and get some informal one-on-one time with hiring managers. Then, the pandemic happened, and this form of recruiting became too risky. But career fairs didn’t go away altogether. Like many other types of events, they went virtual. Read Full Story

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Outstanding talent is waiting for you. Why now is the time to snap up new hires

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During an uncertain employment period, you have the opportunity to capture talent you may have overlooked or did not have access to before. The headlines these days are enough to make both companies and job seekers more than a little anxious. As of May, unemployment in the U.S. reached 14.7% —that’s higher than the Great Recession, the peak of which reached 10%. The International Labour Organization estimates that the coronavirus crisis will wipe out 195 million jobs worldwide. Read Full Story

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Why developing resilience is more than pushing through challenging times

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If you’re committed to building your resilience, you will have to open yourself up to uncomfortable moments and make yourself better from the added stress. Times are incredibly tough right now, and you may feel beaten down by quarantines, job loss, stress, and worries about your health. This is natural and can take a significant toll. The key to survival will be building your resilience and finding ways to persist and persevere. Read Full Story

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