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Career Advice Round-up for November 2nd, 2020

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Curated career advice for fashion industry professionals for the week of November 2nd, 2020.

Age Discrimination And Covid-19: What Are The Rights Of Older Employees?

In light of Covid-19, employers might make decisions that single out older employees. This could include a range of motivations from wanting to protect older workers to viewing them as more expensive employees and using the coronavirus as an excuse to get rid of them.

Beware the hiring process that takes your ideas for free

When Nicole Cueto interviewed for a public-relations-director job nine months ago at a biotech company, the Upper East Sider felt taken for a ride. “They asked me to come in for a trial day to see how I’d fit in,” she says. “They gave me an assignment – create a year’s worth of editorial calendar for the company.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/top-5-ways-to-annoy-a-recruiter/

Freelance or Full-Time Job: Which Option is Better for Your Financial Life? | Bestow

Freelance work has been on the rise. About 57 million Americans freelanced in 2019, and that number is 4 million higher than just five years ago. The appeal? Work from home in your pajamas and log on whenever you feel like it. However, anyone who has ever freelanced before knows that isn’t the whole truth.

Advice for Younger Job Seekers

7 Red Flags of a Sketchy Résumé Writer

“When a résumé works, you work. When it doesn’t work, you don’t work,” says Martin Yate, author of the best-selling “Knock ‘Em Dead” series, including the 2016 edition, which will be out in October. “I’ve been helping people for three decades, and 90 percent of the time, the problem has its roots in the résumé.”

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