This is the story of two early-career jobseekers who are determined to move forward during COVID-19. I have recently interviewed two early-career jobseekers in New York City. With the severe restrictions caused by the pandemic, I wanted to hear how they were doing and better understand the impact of COVID-19….continue
Author: Marcia LaReauMarcia brings unique and diverse experience to her dual role in helping college graduates, entry-level employees and those looking for re-employment to achieve their goals and manage their career. She is the Founder and President of Forward Motion. Dr. LaReau has served in the business world for over ten years, including Fortune 100 companies. As a Curriculum Designer and Learning Technologist, she lead training initiatives for projects spanning 44,000 employees on four continents. As an HR Director, her use of unique, effective communication skills focused on learning processes to increase effectiveness and employee efficiency thereby reducing training budgets and maximizing training ROI. A proven leader with a collaborative, creative, relational style, Dr. LaReau has proven herself in corporate, university, non-profit, and professional business venues, working with both small and large teams. Career focus and expertise include: Career transition program design Curriculum/Training design, development, assessment Project Management Creative problem solving Community integration with the arts Dr. LaReau received a BME from Iowa State University, graduating magna cum laude, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, a Ph.D. in Education from The Ohio State University where she was a Presidential Fellowship recipient and an Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. Marcia lives in Bloomfield, CT.
COVID-19: Critical Cover Letter and Résumé Changes
COVID-19 has given everyone the opportunity to practice flexibility, manage changing priorities, and deal with ambiguity! Amazing! These words and characteristics are on many of the job postings that we see today. Media is fixated on two things: COVID-19 numbers and the unemployment numbers. The news hype takes advantage of…continue
COVID-19: Who is hiring? Where to look.
If you think there are no jobs during COVID-19? Please think again. Hiring is happening quickly, efficiently, and without delay…IF you know where to look. Companies, businesses, and organizations have been caught off guard by COVID-19, just like you and me. Many people have been furloughed and others laid off….continue
COVID-19: 10 Must-dos for every jobseeker
Marcia LaReau and Neil Patrick
During COVID-19, as many people lose their jobs, there are 10 “Must Do” Actions for every jobseeker. I have collaborated with Neil Patrick, and together we offer the following list of critical actions for every person who wants to work. Wether you have been furloughed, or your employer or business…continue
Ready for your 2020 Résumé Review?
There’s good news! Reviewing your résumé is very much like your New Year’s resolution. Did you make some new resolutions? …or were all or some of your resolutions extensions of those from past years? Personally, I have a mixture. Actions Old resolutions… sometimes we need to refresh our commitment to…continue
Three steps to manage the tech tsunami
A recent conversation with Neil Patrick brought out insights on new technologies and jobs. The technology Tsunami affects us all Technology-driven disruption is happening everywhere. Big firms are being disrupted by smaller more agile and more innovative firms. Whether its Ford being challenged by Tesla, or newspapers being sidelined by…continue
Critical changes in hiring —your future is at risk
The integration of technology into current hiring practices has brought about a critical change that every jobseeker (employed or not) must integrate into both short and long-term strategy. I’ve been calling it your Gold Standard. What is it? When new positions open up or are created in a business, hiring…continue
Here is how AI will select your next job.
Is Artificial Intelligence your new career specialist?
Afraid social media will hurt your career?
It’s not generational! If you are concerned that your social media activity may hurt your career, consider listening to this short VLOG. Do you think it’s generational? Not so fast. This VLOG may help you decide. Also consider these links: Neil Patrick Career survival in the age of surveillance capitalism…continue