Career Advice

Here’s What To Do If You’ve Been Laid Off Or Furloughed Companies across the globe are feeling the effects of the pandemic, having had to close stores, cancel projects or postpone events. As they plan for an uncertain future due to COVID-19, many are furloughing or laying off their employees until they develop and execute new strategies. I spoke to McCreary to gain insights into what newly unemployed workers can successfully pivot:
Time For Your Next Career Move? Three Questions To Help You Decide The best time for career exploration is when you still have a job. This way, you’re not in a rush and can build a solid foundation to launch a thoughtful job search. It’s certainly easier to network when you’re employed since people will not immediately assume you’re reaching out for help. Even your unsolicited applications will be more persuasive, as employers favor candidates currently working at their competitors. But is now the right time for you to make your next career move? Here are three questions to help you decide:
How to Elevate Your Presence in a Virtual Meeting Even before the COVID-19 crisis started, 5.3% of Americans — more than 8.2 million people — worked from home, according to a 2018 U.S. Census report. Organizational behavior professor Andy Molinsky recommends seeing virtual meetings as “an entirely different context, not simply an in-person meeting or a class on a screen.” To help keep your impact actual when your presence is virtual, consider these six recommendations:
How to Elevate Your Presence in a Virtual Meeting Even before the COVID-19 crisis started, 5.3% of Americans — more than 8.2 million people — worked from home, according to a 2018 U.S. Census report. Organizational behavior professor Andy Molinsky recommends seeing virtual meetings as “an entirely different context, not simply an in-person meeting or a class on a screen.” To help keep your impact actual when your presence is virtual, consider these six recommendations:
A New Way To Network During The Coronavirus You are working from home wondering if, or when, your career is going to get impacted by this pandemic. Should you be updating your resume? Most definitely, yes. But as it seems that most employers in the U.S. are holding their breath on the long-term impacts of this illness raging through our country, hiring isn’t their top concern. Keeping their company going is priority number one. ABC News reported that 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment last week.
How To Cope When You Are Asked To Take On A New Role The market has changed, and you may be asked to take on a new role. In response to a volatile stock market and slowing economy, organizations are changing strategy – this means rethinking what initiatives take priority, how budgets are spent and how staff is deployed. Be flexible and open to the challenge. Here are six strategies for how to cope when you are asked to take on a new role:
Your Options for Handling Conflict Some people might tell you that the only way to manage work disagreements is to dive right in and straighten things out. This isn’t true. While dealing with the conflict directly can be the most effective route, it isn’t the only one. In this chapter I explain your four options: Do nothing, address it indirectly, address it directly, and exit the relationship.
Effective Time Management While Working Remotely During The COVID-19 Pandemic Time management is one of the most common issues in the way of productivity under normal circumstances. But we are operating in strange times. Working from home automatically comes with its own additional time management challenges under regular circumstances. Some tips he had for all of us to consider to set us up for success during this unique time include:
Why Now Is The Best Time To Learn New Skills Learning is always a good thing, and now is the best time to learn new skills. Why now? Because you’ll be bettering yourself and fostering personal growth and development. You’ll also be taking advantage of a less than ideal situation by doing something positive for yourself.
A New Way To Network During The Coronavirus You are working from home wondering if, or when, your career is going to get impacted by this pandemic. Should you be updating your resume? Most definitely, yes. Mary, a 56-year-old office manager, said, “I’ve been trying to file for unemployment all week, but I keep getting kicked out of my state’s website and I’ve been on it different times each day all week and still I haven’t been able to complete my filing.” She asked what she could do, and I said, “Keep trying to file and start networking.” She asked me exactly how she was supposed to do that since non-essential businesses have closed, and people are holding up in their homes. A good question that many people might be pondering.
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