By Career Advice

Job search is different today! During these unusual times job seekers are facing unfamiliar situations during interviews, networking and even career fairs. This week’s summary will help you prepare for unfamiliar situations.

summary sunday job search is different today

A lot has changed over the past 10 months when it comes to job search. This week’s summary includes articles to help you become better prepared for some of the scenarios you’ll come across.

And while these aren’t all unique to today’s situation, they are new to you as someone who hasn’t searched for a new job in awhile.

You’ll find:

  • Questions to ask when interviewing for a remote job
  • If you were fired, learn how to answer “why did you leave”
  • Questions to ask during an informational interview
  • Prepare for an online career fair
  • Learn data analysis skills for free
  • Manage your emotions (at work and in job search)

If you enjoyed any or all of these, share them with your network! Better yet, share them on LinkedIn!

INTERVIEWING

7 Questions You Should Definitely Ask When Interviewing for a Remote Job | The Muse

7 Questions You Should Ask When Interviewing for a Remote Job

If you’re interviewing for a remote job, digging into the culture of the company where you’re hoping to work should be a top priority. And understanding the remote work culture specifically is even more crucial. Why?

Job Interview Question: Why Did You Leave Your Job (When You Were Fired)? Plus Sample Answers! | Job-Hunt.org

Job Interview Question: Why Did You Leave Your Job (When You Were Fired)? Plus Sample Answers!

By Beth Colley Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief for Vogue Magazine, is quoted in Alastair Campbell’s book, Winners: And How They Succeed stated, “Everyone should get fired at least once in their career.” Surprisingly,being fired or terminated from a job is not that uncommon – 1.7 million people lost their jobs in June of 2018.

NETWORKING

Asking smart questions during a networking meeting/informational meeting/exploratory meeting is a good idea! Use some of these! (Just don’t call it an informational interview!)

14 Key Questions To Ask In An Informational Interview | Forbes Coaches Council

Council Post: 14 Key Questions To Ask In An Informational Interview

Before seeking employment in a particular company or industry, it’s a good idea to find out as many relevant details as possible about what the job entails. Informational interviews are useful in this sense because they can give you a good idea of what you’ll have to deal with in that role.

CAREER FAIRS

Online Job Fairs: How to Succeed (Even If It’s Your 1st Time) | SocialWork Career

how to succeed at an online job fair

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

One of the hottest skills companies look for right now is data analysis. This is a free course delivered by Tableau, one of the best data visualization tools on the market today. It doesn’t matter what job you hold, EVERYONE needs to understand data!

Introducing Data Literacy for All: Free data skills training for individuals and organizations | Tableau

Introducing Data Literacy for All: Free data skills training for individuals and organizations

We are so excited to announce the launch of Data Literacy for All, a free eLearning program that includes over five hours of training to help anyone learn foundational data skills. Whether you are new to data, looking to accelerate in your career, or seeking a new career path, Data Literacy for All can help you develop a foundational data skillset.

WELL-BEING

6 Small Steps for Handling the Emotional Ups and Downs at Work | FirstRound

6 Small Steps for Managing the Roller Coaster of Emotions at Work

At a startup, plans and priorities can change on a dime. That’s not exactly a ground-breaking statement – it’s a concept that’s well-understood and oft-discussed. But what gets considerably less attention is how each pivot brings a corresponding spike, not just to a startup’s operating rhythm, but to the emotions of all the humans involved in pulling off these feats.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

2020 Recruiting Trends From Jobvite

Networking Virtually… Tips For the New Normal

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