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Mercedes Sanchez theladders.com December 17, 2020 Being unemployed is never easy, but not having a job amidst a global pandemic during the holidays can be twice as grievous. And with a surge in unemployment claims totaling 853,000 the week ending December 5, Americans are feeling more uncertain about their future and their careers. We spoke… Read more »

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Job search coach Lynda Spiegel shares how women can take advantage of the COVID-driven employment environment by reframing their resume. Jan. 5, 2021, 11:00 AM EST By Lynda Spiegel NBCnews.com While 2020 was filled with unprecedented change, the new year brings unprecedented opportunity as employers adjust to new COVID-driven realities, such as a huge uptick… Read more »

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Rebecca Zucker Forbes 1/6/2021 According to a recent Career Builder survey, two-thirds of employees say they’ve accepted a job and then realized it’s a bad fit, and 50% of them ended up quitting within six months. For those in this situation who stick around, not only is the lack of alignment around culture likely to… Read more »

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A pandemic, an election year, hurricanes, wildfires, social unrest—what more can we pile on to our 2020 experience? Most of us find ourselves working from home full-time while juggling homeschooling, pets, extended family and more. These are challenging times, especially for working parents. If you don’t foster healthy habits, it will be challenging to support… Read more »

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Are you at the end of your current job rope? Everyone gets restless at work from time to time. Whether you’re in your dream job or working at a job you stumbled into, it’s not uncommon to hit a rut. But how do you distinguish a little restlessness from a surefire sign that it’s time… Read more »

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Looking for a new job? Here are the best and worst times to search for a new gig. • Tailor the time of year for your job search to your industry. However, January and February are the most popular hiring months. • Avoid the summer and holiday season when looking for a new job, since… Read more »

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People often wonder why they never hear anything back after they hit ‘send’ on the email with a resume attached or on the on-line job application. If you’re very lucky, you might have a preliminary email exchange with a recruiter and then never hear from them again. It’s a depressing experience and one which also… Read more »

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Last week, one of my friends confided that her severance was almost gone—with the holidays fast approaching. “I know I need to start looking for a job, but I might as well wait until January to start,” she said. Au contraire. I went on to list all of the things she should be doing right… Read more »

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Job hunting is never easy. But the coronavirus pandemic is creating challenges unlike any we’ve ever seen, with unemployment expected to hit 16% or higher and employers laying off or furloughing millions. The job search engine site Indeed says job postings in late April were more than a third lower than a year ago. So,… Read more »

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Today’s job prospects are a far cry from early 2020 projections that the year would put job seekers in the driver’s seat of finding new work. Across the country, tens of millions of Americans continue to receive unemployment benefits seven months into the pandemic-induced economic freefall. And according to the latest available data, there was… Read more »