This is how to ace an interview at a virtual job fair

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No longer for recent college grads or seasonal workers, virtual job fairs are an opportunity for job seekers to interview anywhere, at any time. As more leaders learn to manage remote workers, businesses are discovering unique silver linings related to virtual teams. Topping the list is the ability to tap a global talent pool through virtual job fairs. This new virtual job fair works for companies at all stages and for all levels of job seekers, not just for recent college grads, or seasonal help. Read Full Story

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How to find a job during a pandemic and a recession

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This may be the most difficult time to look for a new job, but there are still opportunities if you’re flexible. Let’s be honest—in many ways, this is probably the worst time in recent history to be job hunting. By some estimates, nearly 20% of Americans are unemployed, and social distancing requirements mean job fairs, in-person interviews, and networking events are all canceled. Read Full Story

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This is the end of an era for job interviews for hourly workers

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The CEO of Snagajob argues that coronavirus quarantines may just be the final nail in the coffin for job interviews that were already becoming obsolete thanks to AI. Tommy Yazdi was a recent arrival to the New York metropolitan area in 2015 when he saw a Craigslist posting for a job at a chain clothing store. Candidates were advised to dress stylishly and show up at the Soho outlet in downtown Manhattan for an inspection and interview. “It was like a casting call for store clerks,” says Yazdi, now 23. Read Full Story

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Rising freshmen, don’t worry. It is still possible to start college off right

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The fall college semester will not be a walk in the park. Nevertheless, if you are a freshly graduated high schooler, take a deep breath and consider all your options. As colleges extend their commitment deadline for the fall semester due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, I wanted to offer recent high school graduates (and by default their parents) some frank advice on starting college this fall. Read Full Story

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You’ve secured a virtual interview. Now, land the job with these tips

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Interviews in a video medium are hard to navigate, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take notes or show engagement. As in many aspects of the remote job search, show off your willingness to adapt. According to a March 2020 survey conducted by Handshake, nearly 9 out of 10 employers in the U.S. have now adopted virtual interviewing as a standard part of their hiring processes. 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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Adaptability should be your new hire’s top soft skill. Here’s how to test for it

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Employees with high adaptability are better equipped to take on new tasks, learn new technologies, and develop new proficiencies. In virtually every profession, workers need demonstrable qualifications and skills to be considered competent. When looking for a new job, candidates may highlight these on their résumés, hoping to stand out from the competition. In the past, employers may have relied exclusively on résumés to determine which individuals to interview. However, as the workplace evolves so must recruitment, and hiring managers can no longer rely solely on résumés to identify top candidates. Read Full Story

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