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
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
One Jobseeker’s Holiday Survival Kit
by Jacob Grimm
We’re here, everyone: the thick of the holidays. Lights and decorations are up, holiday parties are swinging, and religious, cultural, and family traditions are being celebrated as happily by some folks as they are happily dodged by others. A short list of what makes the season wonderful might include: time…continue