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Career Advice Round-up for Nov 9th, 2020

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Curated career advice for fashion industry professionals for the week of November 9th, 2020.

Should you ask for a raise during a pandemic?

With unemployment rates at an all time high and many companies slashing employees’ salaries to stay afloat, asking for a raise right now might sound a bit crazy. After all, if you’re still employed during the coronavirus pandemic, you’re pretty darn lucky.

6 Ways to Rediscover Motivation During COVID-19

When the reality of COVID-19 sunk in, finding the motivation to keep up with work or school each day dropped to the bottom of a long list of concerns for a lot of individuals. Five months later, daily responsibilities and the COVID-19 pandemic are still going strong, and for many, this means being at home and in front of a screen for hours at a time.

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Job Hopper? 6 Quick Fixes to Cover Resume Gaps

Sometimes a resume will look like the person has had more jobs than hot meals. This is a sure fire way to make any potential employer run for the hills. Big gaping gaps on a resume will bring attention to you for all the wrong reasons.

COVID-19 Deals a Dual Threat to Older Workers

‚ÄčThe coronavirus pandemic has hit older workers in uniquely devastating ways. Not only are older people at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19, they’re also over-represented in positions such as janitors and home health aides, which put them at greater risk for catching the virus.

Why Mentoring Matters More During the COVID-19 Crisis

Mentoring is often a key part of what associations help foster, and what many younger professionals are looking for. And it turns out that’s particularly true now, even though people can’t be in the same room to accept such mentoring.

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