Unexpectedly laid off? These 6 steps will get you back on your feet

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Consider this your ultimate job search guide in the midst of a pandemic. There’s no way around it: The job market is undeniably bleak right now. So if you’re reeling from a recent layoff, remember first and foremost that you are not alone. From the retail industry to the aerospace sphere, tens of millions of Americans’ lives have been disrupted by COVID-19. Read Full Story

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5 ways to bounce back after a pandemic job rejection

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Take the time to lick your wounds—but focus on the action of getting back out there. Anyone who has been turned away (or given complete silence) from a hirer knows that rejection is a frustrating and unpleasant experience. And when you’re tolerating a job you dislike, dealing with a challenging work situation, and desperate for a fresh, new beginning, getting rejected from a job opportunity hurts that much more. Read Full Story

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These common résumé mistakes lead to recruiter confusion

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A few of these formatting blunders may be holding you back from job opportunities. A recruiter’s perception of your résumé can make or break your job search. If recruiters can read your résumé with ease and quickly understand the benefits of hiring you, then you will be placed in front of numerous hiring managers and given plenty of opportunities to prove yourself at interview . Read Full Story

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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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How to convince your boss to let everyone work from home during the coronavirus

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If you’re not yet working from home but feel like you should be to help with public safety, here’s how to get your boss to reconsider. It’s going to take some solidarity with your coworkers. Nick Wheeler, who worked as a video operations engineer in the Denver office of the telecom giant Charter Communications until last week, had a job that could easily be done from home. But when Wheeler intensified his pleas for a work-from-home policy during the current COVID-19 crisis, he lost his job. Read Full Story

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