As a result of COVID-19, many businesses have had to revamp the way they conduct operations. Changes can vary from social distancing at work to prohibiting outside visitors and vendors from entering the building to video interviews, remote work arrangements, and more.
The job search used to be quite a bit simpler. You’d visit the place you wanted to work at, fill out a few forms, and wait for a call. With the advent of the internet and online forms, quite a few steps were added. Find the company’s website, fill out their forms, wait for an email, then maybe get a telephone interview. And that’s not even counting online job boards.
But there’s one other thing that’s changed the job search landscape drastically: social media. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can be great for finding job opportunities but can also harm your chances of getting a job. As noted by Business News Daily, a 2018 CareerBuilder survey noted that “70% of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process, and about 43% of employers use social media to check on current employees.” (more…)
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!
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!
In May, we asked our readers whether they believed their companies had done enough to improve overall workplace safety in response to COVID-19.
As more people are going back to work, we wanted to review those results and see what it might mean for workers moving forward.
It might seem harmless to tweet about the awesome party you went to last night, but it could also cost you a job. The fact is, employers check social media before bringing applicants in for an interview. According to CareerBuilder, 70% of employers use social media as a screening tool.
Knowing this, it’s not surprising that job seekers sometimes delete a post or two when they’re sending out job applications. If you’ve ever deleted social media posts while job searching or working for a company, let us know by voting in our poll and tell us why!
Too many or just enough to get the job done?
Every day, in offices and workspaces across the globe, and now remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are having meetings. Some of these meetings are necessary and productive, while others are not.
But are we having too many meetings? Hopefully not, since according to the State of Meetings Report put out by Doodle, poorly organized meetings can cost businesses as much as $399 billion in a given year.
We asked you how many meetings you attend per week, and whether you believe the majority of those meetings could have been accomplished by email.