Video Chat Fatigue

Tired of staring at screens during your meetings? You’re not alone.

You finally log off your last Zoom meeting of the day and realize that you’re somehow more tired than when you had to commute to and from the workplace. What’s going on?

If this sounds familiar, it might be due to something called “Zoom fatigue.” As noted by the Harvard Business Review, Google trends has shown Google searches for this phrase has been steadily increasing since early March.

Zoom fatigue is pretty much what it sounds like—people feeling an increased sense of weariness because of all the video calls. The Harvard Business Review goes on to note a few reasons that make video calls so tiring. Here’s our take:

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Job Spotlight: Press Brake Operator

Take a break and learn about a career as a press brake operator.

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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Firecracker Words for Your Resume

The 4th of July is just around the corner, and that means fun fireworks, shiny sparklers, and great food. Although you might not be able to celebrate with large groups of friends and family this year due to COVID-19, why not use the spirit of the holiday to fuel a resume revamp?

These days it takes a stellar resume to get an interview. You need to use powerful, specific keywords to highlight your experience. Here are a few of our favorite words to do just that.

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On the Job Podcast S4:E8 – To Be Good At This Job, You Just Have To Be…Good

We’re excited to announce  a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast!

Season 4, Episode 8: To Be Good At This Job, You Just Have To Be…Good

For those of us fortunate enough to be able to work from home during the pandemic, our new normal finds us juggling the pressures of work, family and health in ways we hadn’t previously experienced. Imagine being responsible for 45 elderly folks spread across three bucolic residential homes during all of this? And not just accounting for them, but catering to their every need, honoring their extremely specific food requests, staging an elaborate Easter party and tending to their life and death medical needs in the face of an especially threatening virus. For Josh Winn, it’s not just a labor of love, it’s a compassionate calling.

 

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If Schools Do Not Fully Reopen in The Fall Due To COVID-19, Will Childcare Be A Barrier to Employment for You?

With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting so much of our lives, some parents are wondering whether their children will be going back to school in the fall. This could be a problem when it comes to employment, as planning childcare becomes a major consideration.

If your children aren’t able to go back to school, will childcare be a barrier to employment for you? Let us know by voting in our poll!

Get Ahead: Ask a Recruiter Video Series Continues on July 2

“In these unprecedented times…” Odds are you’ve opened countless emails that started out that way, sent from companies as varied as the bakery down the street, your preferred shampoo manufacturer, or an online retailer you bought a single shirt from at some point in 2002. It can start to get old after reading it for the eighty-ninth time, but it’s accurate. Times are tough.

This is especially true for your job search. It’s easy to lose hope when it seems like nobody is hiring.

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The Good and Bad of Socializing with Co-workers Outside of Work

As employees across the country head back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic and restaurants and bars open up, so too does the opportunity to socialize with your co-workers outside of work hours. However, although socializing can be a great for your career, there can also be pitfalls if you aren’t careful. Here are the good and the bad that come with socializing outside of work.

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