Why Employers Now Prefer Soft Skills

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, employers were already becoming more interested in assessing their job applicants’ soft skills, and the events of the past year have only served to accelerate this trend. Hard skills are based on knowledge and experience with a specific, measurable capability. Soft skills pertain to thinking abstractly and working with other people…. Read more »

Quick Tips for Reentering the Workforce

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Reentering the workforce is a struggle regardless of why you left, even if that reason is a global pandemic. A job search right now is even more difficult than usual, not only due to COVID-19, but also the economic impacts and a bias against individuals who have a gap in their employment history. Your reentry… Read more »

How to Overcome Your Lack of Work Experience in a Job Interview  

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While it is essential to have certain technical skills for most jobs, not having the exact amount of experience asked for in a job posting doesn’t stop many candidates from getting to the interview stage.    Although it’s a standard problem, especially for recent graduates or people changing careers, the very idea of being ‘found out’… Read more »

Looking for a Fresh Start in Your Career? Here’s What You Can Do

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Maybe it’s because you’re starting to feel stagnant, or maybe it’s because of, you know, the effects of a global pandemic, but 2021 just might be the year you hit the reset button on your career. If you’re hoping for a fresh start to your career in the new year, you’ve come to the right… Read more »

Making the Most of Your Time Unemployed

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Due to layoffs or staffing cutbacks, many people are unfortunately finding themselves experiencing a long period of unemployment.   Of course, you should be spending some time looking through various job boards for postings. That being said, there are many more opportunities for advancing your career prospects than just looking at job boards. Even in the… Read more »

10 Reasons to Consider a Job in General Labor

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To the average person, a job in general labor may not seem very appealing. However, many general labor jobs pay very well and include prospects for advancement.  If you’ve been dismissive of general labor jobs in the past, you may want to give them a second look. Below are ten reasons why you should consider taking… Read more »

6 Tips to Prepare for a Remote Interview

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Because you don’t have to physically show up for the interview, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that remote interview is much easier than the in-person version. However, this is far from the truth.   Remote interviews were already becoming increasingly common as companies expanded their remote workforce. The coronavirus pandemic has only… Read more »

5 Tips to Find a Light Industrial Job During COVID-19

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As businesses shift to remote work and employees are increasingly being furloughed, you might think that nobody is hiring for the near future.   Regardless of how the labor market situation pans out, career experts say it’s advisable to continue job search activities, albeit with a shift in approach.  Businesses are changing the ways they do business. Some are looking at how… Read more »