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Career Advice Round-Up for the week of June 29th

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Job Loss and Unemployment Stress

Whether you’ve been laid off, downsized, forced to take early retirement, or seen contract work dry up, losing your employment is one of life’s most stressful experiences. Aside from the obvious financial anguish it can cause, the stress of losing a job can also take a heavy toll on your mood, relationships, and overall mental and emotional health.

Don’t Let The Corporations Fool You: Here’s Why Furloughs Will Turn Into Permanent Job Losses

Furlough implies that employees will return to their previously held jobs once the company’s business conditions have improved. In this current combination of a health, economic and job crisis all rolled into one big mess, using the term is misleading and disingenuous.

3 Ways To Emphasize Your ROI On Your Resume

Creating your resume, but stumped for ideas beyond your job titles, places of employment, tasks, and education? Getting employers to pick up the phone requires a much stronger brand message! Related: 3 Ways To Quantify Your Experience With Numbers If you haven’t focused on your ROI – the benefit c…

How to negotiate a pay raise in a pandemic

Asking for a raise at a time when many organizations are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic recession may seem counterintuitive. However, savvy employees recognize that tough economic times may offer unique opportunities to help their employer reduce costs, increase revenues, improve customer satisfaction, and enhance competitiveness.

5 Ways to Look Your Best on Your Next Zoom Meeting

Technology By far, the biggest question I get from people who suddenly find themselves spending a lot of time using Zoom for video meetings, is “How can I look my best?” Even though you’re working from home, you still want to treat every meeting as you would if you were participating in person.


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