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Career Advice Round-up for the Week of Sept 8th, 2020

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Curated career advice for fashion industry professionals for the week of September 8th, 2020.

How to Find a (Great) Job During a Downturn

In these difficult times, we’ve made a number of our coronavirus articles free for all readers. To get all of HBR’s content delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Daily Alert newsletter. Unemployment rates have spiked around the world owing to the Covid-19 crisis and its economic fallout.

5 things that kill your chances of getting a job interview

Today’s job market is extra challenging, and it can seems next to impossible to even get an interview-video or otherwise. I spoke with someone recently who had applied for 400 jobs and only had one interview. No question, it is tough out there, no matter how good you are.

A Hustler’s Mindset: How To Find Work During COVID-19

What do you do in the meantime? You hustle. This isn’t about hustling people or cheating them. This is about your hustle to get things done. This is about how to use your time to figure out how to get back into the work world.

36 words and phrases you should never include on your résumé

Here’s what you should avoid: ‘Best of breed’ When CareerBuilder surveyed more than 2,200 hiring managers , it found “best of breed” to be the most irritating term to be seen on a résumé. “Anyone can say they are ‘best of breed,’ a ‘go-getter,’ a ‘hard worker,’ or a ‘strategic thinker,'” Lorenz said.

While Working Remotely, Here’s How to Get Noticed-and Promoted

Ditching your commute and working in your pajamas is nice. But is remote work hindering your career? As millions of people hunker down in the telecommuting experiment that won’t seem to end-and some toy with making the setup permanent-they are getting a taste of what working-from-home veterans have known for years: It can be hard to climb the ladder when no one can see you.

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