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Curated career advice for fashion industry professionals for the week of May 17th, 2021.

How to Address Pandemic-Related Work Gaps on Resumes

​Millions of employees lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many other workers left their jobs voluntarily for a variety of reasons, such as a lack of child care, the need to be a family caregiver, or concerns about health and safety.

Write a Resume That Shows Value to Employers

Don’t feel bad if you’ve experienced this – resume writing is not easy! Unless you are a certified career coach, it’s tough to know how to write your career story in a way that will make the hiring manager drop everything, pick up the phone, and call you in for an interview.

Two-thirds of jobless workers make more in unemployment than they did at work

More than two-thirds of Americans who are unemployed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic receive more money now through expanded unemployment benefits than they do through their ordinary wages, researchers at University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) discovered.

5 Step Guide to Talking to Your Manager About Growth

Job Scams

Scammers advertise jobs the same way legitimate employers do – online (in ads, on job sites, and social media), in newspapers, and sometimes on TV and radio. They promise you a job, but what they want is your money and your personal information. Here are some examples of jobs scams and tips to help you avoid them.

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Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com.