One day you have a job and a fairly set future, and the next day you’re unemployed with no idea what’s going to happen next. However, it’s important to not lose hope. Here are a few tips on how to cope with getting fired. (more…)
Monthly Archives: May 2021
We’re excited to announce a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast!
A lot can change in a year, especially the kind of year we’ve all had. This season, we’re shining a light on folks who have chosen unique career paths; by necessity or by choice. You’ll hear surprising stories of people excelling in non-traditional roles and meet folks who have put non-profit work front and center in their lives.
Season 5, Episode 4: Booting Up a Better Career
During the height of the pandemic, unemployment peaked at around 15%. And many of the jobs lost, especially in industries that were already seeing disruption through automation and outsourcing, may never come back. Enter Benny Boas and the Burlington Code Academy. He and his co-founder Alex Horner have created a ‘boot camp’ to teach people new skills, primarily in software coding and interface design. BCA is a lifeline for folks trying to attain new, work-from-home friendly skills – especially single parents who are balancing raising children with making a living.
According to research from the Pew Research Center, the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way we work. Before the pandemic, only one-in-five employees reported working from home all or a majority of the time. As of October 2020, that number had jumped to 71%. Of that number, over 50% say they desire to continue working remotely even after the pandemic.
Although employers traditionally worried that remote work would result in reduced productivity, those surveyed report that is not the case.. Eighty-seven percent said it was very or somewhat easy to have the technology and equipment they needed to do their job, while 80% were meeting deadlines and completing projects on time.
This is only the tip of the iceberg for the benefits of remote work. (more…)
We’re excited to announce a brand-new episode of the Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job Podcast! A lot can change in a year, especially the kind of year we’ve all had. This season, we’re shining a light on folks who have chosen unique career paths; by necessity or by choice. You’ll hear surprising stories of people excelling in non-traditional roles and meet folks who have put non-profit work front and center in their lives. Season 5, Episode 3: Comics with a Cause Jaye Gardiner is about as perfect an example of a modern-day renaissance person as you can get. A first-generation American of Belizean descent, a scientist and cancer researcher, she spends what little free time she has creating and publishing aspirational comics to increase students’ STEM literacy. She’s a born teacher, capable of reducing complex science into simple and easy to grasp metaphors. You can check out her company, JKX comics, here.
Although some workplaces are starting to return to in-person working conditions, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we worked. According to a December 2020 poll from the Pew Research Center, prior to the pandemic just 20% of those surveyed were working from home. That number jumped to 71% during the pandemic.
But were employees working the same number of hours remotely? In April, we asked our Job Journey readers if they were working more or less hours from home as compared to when they were in the workplace.
Here at Job Journey, our readers tell us they want help answering the toughest interview questions. That’s why we created the Answering the Interview Question eBook. Here are a few highlights to help with your interviews this year. (more…)