Poll Results: Have You Ever Deleted Social Media Posts While Job Searching

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.

Social Media

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…)

Changing Your Career Path in Uncertain Times

COVID-19 has changed what work looks like across the country. According to Global Workplace Analytics, about 56% of the U.S. workforce holds a job that could partially be accomplished with remote work. However, only 3.6% of the workforce works at home half the time or more. They go on to estimate that 25 – 30% of the workforce will work from home on a multiple-days-a-week basis by the end of 2021.

That’s a huge change for both employers and employees. However, for those looking to change their career path, these uncertain times present an unprecedented opportunity. Jobs that individuals couldn’t accept because they required a move are now open to anyone in the country.

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Working at Home with Kids During the Pandemic

Although some schools have opened their doors this year despite the pandemic, many are choosing to open virtually. This means many parents are working at home alongside their children.

And kids are great! We all love our children. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to work while they are at home. Helping the kids with their school work, while trying to do your work as well can be a major distraction. Here are some tips to successfully work with your kids at home during COVID-19.

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Helping Someone Find a Job

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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