The Job Search

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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Finding a Job in the Second Half of 2020

Since many areas are still experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases, businesses are predicting lower than average hiring in the latter part of this year. However, they are still optimistic that hiring will continue.

According to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, 35% of decision makers say their company will increase employees. A total of 42% of hiring decision-makers predict there will be no change in their business, while 16% anticipate a decrease in employee count.

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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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If the Job Search Were a Movie Casting

Get cast in the job of a lifetime

Every year, actors flock to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams. They want to star in hit TV shows and blockbuster films, or at least book enough work to handle basic life expenses. Only a small percentage will accomplish that—those who work hard, have a plan, and stick it out. Others may get burnt out and give up.

Sound like your job search? Competitive jobs go to those who work the hardest and have the best connections. Here are a few ways to master your job search and get cast in the job you’ve always wanted.

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Maximizing Your Online Job Search

Get ahead in your job search with a few helpful tips.

Many job seekers grow frustrated with their job search after completing countless applications online and never hearing back. However, the problem often isn’t the online job search itself, but the way in which job seekers are conducting their search. In their 2019 Job Seeker Nation Survey, Jobvite found that most applicants apply for jobs through an employer career site or an online job board. However, what led them to those websites? Thirty-five percent found job postings on social media, 37% learned about their jobs from professional networks, and 50% heard about jobs from friends.

The key is to network first and then apply. Job seekers need to maximize their online job search by following a few key steps.

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