How to keep your professional network active during the pandemic

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It can be tougher to network during COVID-19. But there are some fresh ways to build (and maintain) a broader base of “who you know.” Professional networks can be critically important to everything from professional growth to job security. Jobvite’s 2020 Job Seeker Nation report found that most workers found out about job openings through professional connections (31%) and friends (45%). Read Full Story

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These 6 simple habits can help calm your coronavirus anxieties

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There’s no way around it: The news is grim. But these techniques can help when things feel overwhelming. Is your anxiety running a little high right now? You’re not alone. The World Health Organization has officially acknowledged that the coronavirus outbreak is generating stress among our population. Many of us are worried about the illness or whether we’ll keep our jobs. A recent survey by the professional social network Fishbowl found that 54% of employees believe the coronavirus will result in layoffs at their companies. Read Full Story

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Your comprehensive guide to job searching during the pandemic

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Looking for a new job during an economic downturn is hard. These five tips can help increase your chances of landing something good. Let’s be honest: Securing a new job during an economic downturn and pandemic is hard. It can feel demoralizing to keep sending out résumés and searching job boards when opportunities are so few and far between. Additionally, all the rules of the game feel like they’ve shifted. Basic steps such as scheduling an informational interview or networking with people in your chosen industry suddenly are different. Read Full Story

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5 things you must do to have a successful job interview on video during the COVID-19 outbreak

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LinkedIn’s head of career products reports that many recruiters and hiring managers are switching in-person interviews to video for health and safety reasons. Here are the best practices to land a job while social distancing. The coronavirus is changing the way we conduct our professional lives. At LinkedIn, we’ve found that more than half of professionals in the U.S. are now changing their in-person meetings to either phone or video. Many recruiters and hiring managers are switching to in-person interviews to video for health and safety reasons. Read Full Story

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The 2020 SEO Jobs Report

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We analyzed 7,051 job postings on Glassdoor and LinkedIn to better understand the current SEO job market. In this new report you’ll learn: Average SEO position salaries Skills that employers look for How COVID-19 impacted SEO job demand Industries that hire the most SEOs Lots more Let’s dive right into our findings. Highlights and Key Findings: 1. The mean salary for a US-based SEO professional is $60,548 per year. 2. Companies based in CA, CT, NY and NJ pay the highest annual salaries for SEO pros (mean salary of $72.6k/year). Those located in UT, PA and IL pay the least (mean salary of $48.7k/year). 3. SEOs that know how to code get paid more than those that don’t. Specifically, SEO job postings that require knowledge of a specific programming language have a 7.3% media higher salary compared to similar job postings without a programming language requirement. 4. Companies hiring for …

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5 things you must do to stay sane while you hunt for a job

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Over the course of 20 years helping professionals look for new positions, I’ve found that these are the strategies that work. A job search takes a lot of time—time that you don’t have. Especially when you’re already employed, this can seem like an overwhelming burden of hours on top of your already full day. Add the complications of COVID-19 and the mental drain of Zoom meetings, and you can easily find yourself exhausted and ready to give up. Read Full Story

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4 simple steps for negotiating a higher salary

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Even after a tough economic year, you still have a right to negotiate, and be compensated fairly for your work. Negotiating the salary when you’re being offered a job can feel uncomfortable. If you don’t, though, you may be leaving money on the table. A survey of hiring managers by the staffing firm Robert Half found that 36% are more likely (and 50% are equally likely) to negotiate salary with new hires than they were the year before. The key is to take emotion out of the equation, say Melanie Feldman and Anna Schuliger, cofounders of Get Hired , an online job search course geared to young professionals. Read Full Story

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8 mistakes that can ruin your video job interview

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Doing interviews from the comfort of your home may seem easier than doing them in person. But video interviews hold their own pitfalls. Video interviews are now the norm during the hiring process. Gartner research found that 86% of companies used video interviews during the pandemic. As remote work expands, this shift may continue for some time. Read Full Story

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How to give yourself ‘career insurance’ during uncertain times

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Life feels especially volatile right now. But there are things you can do to prepare for the future—no matter what it holds. Since COVID-19 struck, more than 50 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits. Even professionals with “secure” jobs have been forced to question their future: What if my job is threatened by a prolonged downturn? And what can I do to prepare myself now, in the midst of so much tumult? Read Full Story

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