Helping Someone Find a Job During Covid-19

COVID-19 is still changing how we live and work across the country. Due to a decrease to in-person interactions, some businesses have suffered major downturns in business. This has resulted in job losses in many industries, like leisure and hospitality and food service.

Although some of these industries will eventually bounce back, many individuals can’t wait for that to happen. It’s easy to get discouraged when you need a job now, but your industry isn’t hiring. If you have a friend or loved one who is feeling down and out in their job search, there are a few ways you can help. Let’s dig in.

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Job Spotlight: Industrial Machine Builder

Learn about a career as an industrial machine builder.

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our monthly Job Spotlight blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.

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Question of the Month: Have You Found It Challenging to Hold Yourself Accountable While Working Remotely?

Working from home means more flexibility, but it also means more distractions. Kids, pets, significant others, social media, phone calls from friends—there’s plenty out there to take your attention away from your job.

Being separated from your manager makes checking in more difficult, which means you have to manage your own time to a certain extent. That said, we want to know if you’ve found it challenging to hold yourself accountable while working remotely. Let us know by voting in our poll!

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National Interview Day Is Aug. 6

2020 has been full of unexpected and less-than-welcomed surprises, but there’s light on the horizon. Express Employment Professionals is connected to the local job markets within the communities we serve and wants to help you get your next job. Companies want to fill positions quickly, and that means it’s the perfect time to contact Express about your next job.

Express is hosting National Interview Day on Aug. 6, 2020! Apply now or contact your local office to schedule a phone or video interview. Express can help you find the type of job that fits your needs and abilities, and you’ll never pay a fee.

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More Quick Tips for Video Interviews

Over the past several months, people who never used video conferencing software before the COVID-19 pandemic have become believers in the potential the technology has for how they conduct business in today’s always connected world.

Back in May, we wrote a blog focusing on what job seekers can do to stand out in a video interview. Here are a few more tips to consider you may not have thought about.

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How to Follow Up After a Video Interview

Although workplaces across the country are reopening, COVID-19 is still changing what the hiring process looks like. To cut down on face-to-face interactions, many companies have switched to video interviews.

Once the interview is over, it’s a good idea to reach back out to your interviewer and thank them for their time with a personal note. However, COVID-19 has changed what following-up entails. Here are a few steps to follow.

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