Fri.Aug 07, 2020

Recruitment is Weird Right Now: a Focus on the Positive

Evil HR Lady

Unemployment is through the roof, and there are absolutely no jobs available right now. Or, is it: Companies are desperate to hire and cannot get enough qualified applicants? It’s both. And it’s peculiar. COVID has split the hiring world between high unemployment in some sectors and people scrambling to get enough people in others. It’s weird, but it also opens up opportunities for all sorts of people. So, let’s look at the positive side!

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6 Ways to Own Your Virtual Interview

Catherines Career Corner

These are 6 ways to own your virtual interview. Finding from a recent Gartner survey confirms that the majority of organizations (86%) are conducting virtual interviews to hire candidates during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a job seeker, it’s important that you ace your next job interview by knowing the 6 ways to own [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

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weekend open thread – August 8-9, 2020

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This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Here are the rules for the weekend posts. Book recommendation of the week: The Comeback , by Ella Berman. A former teen star grapples with her relationship with the man who made her famous and controlled her for years. * I make a commission if you use that Amazon link.

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it’s your Friday good news

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It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I have been job searching since January after a move. COVID made things much more difficult. I was in a new city without connections. I had also been a stay at home parent for several years, though I completed a lot of training and volunteer work during that time.

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open thread – August 7-8, 2020

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It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please do not repost it here, as it may be in my queue to answer. You may also like: how do I ask the CEO if I can "borrow" his assistant for my projects?

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