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Career Advice Round-up for the week of Oct 5th, 2020

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Curated career advice for fashion industry professionals for the week of October 5th, 2020.

California’s Odd Desire to Suffocate the ‘Gig Economy’

If our current economy were a swimmer paddling furiously against a surging tide, then California is determined to hand it an anchor. Millions of Americans who work to make ends meet through freelance work in the ‘gig’ economy were recently handed virtual pink slips through AB5, legislation signed into law last year by Governor Gavin Newsome forcing independent contractors to be treated as employees.

Cuomo Hints At An AB5-Like Regulation For New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested Wednesday that his state may become the latest to jump on what might be called the AB5 bandwagon. In his State of the State address, Cuomo spent a few moments talking about the “so-called gig economy.” The word “truck” was not mentioned. &quot

Virtual Interview Tips To Land You The Job During The COVID-19 Pandemic

With roughly 22 million Americans filing for unemployment as of April 16, 2020, the job hunt has become key for a whole new group of individuals. While many businesses have shut down or put a hold on hiring, there are still a handful of industries and companies who are on hiring sprees.

How to Explain Employment Gaps in Your Resume

When it comes to masking a break in work history, recruiters and hiring managers have seen it all, Boggs says. And if they sense you’re trying to mislead them, that could cost you an opportunity.

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make.

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