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Career Advice Round-up for the week of July 20th, 2020

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9 steps to take right now if you’ve been laid off

A few weeks ago, everything may have felt stable in your career. Now, with the coronavirus outbreak continuing to have a tremendous human and economic impact, you’ve suddenly been given the unfortunate news: You’re getting laid off. Suddenly, you’re left asking yourself, “Now what?”

This Is How To Cope When You Hate Your Job

You’re feeling bored, uninspired, unappreciated, and can’t wait to get the heck out of there. You dread work and can’t stand your boss. Maybe you’ve even been researching new careers in your spare time or focusing on a side gig that’s starting to show promise. But what do you do in the meantime?

How to Stay Stuck in the Wrong Career

The Idea in Brief Are you one of the growing number of people struggling to make mid-career changes? Searching for ten easy steps to professional reinvention? Or awaiting flashes of insight-while opportunities pass you by? Would you be willing to jettison all you’ve heard about career transition and follow a crooked path-rather than the straight and narrow one that’s gotten you nowhere?

When Co-Workers Test Positive for Covid-19: What You Need to Know

“Somebody at my workplace tested positive for Covid-19. What are my employer’s legal obligations? What do they have to disclose to the rest of us employees and in what time frame?” The bottom line Your employer should immediately inform co-workers who have been exposed (federal and state agencies offer guidance on exposure criteria), while…

‘Don’t lose hope’: advice for the class of 2020 from those who graduated into the Great Recession

College students today have been dealt a difficult hand.The class of COVID-19 has been forced to cut their college careers short, give up a traditional graduation ceremony and begin their professional careers during the most hostile labor market since the Great Depression.

Chris Kidd

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