COVID-19: The unreported torment of lockdown for young jobseekers

This is the story of two early-career jobseekers who are determined to move forward during COVID-19. I have recently interviewed two early-career jobseekers in New York City. With the severe restrictions caused by the pandemic, I wanted to hear how they were doing and better understand the impact of COVID-19….continue

COVID-19: Critical Cover Letter and Résumé Changes

COVID-19 has given everyone the opportunity to practice flexibility, manage changing priorities, and deal with ambiguity! Amazing! These words and characteristics are on many of the job postings that we see today. Media is fixated on two things:        COVID-19 numbers and the unemployment numbers. The news hype takes advantage of…continue

COVID-19: Who is hiring? Where to look.
Marcia LaReau

If you think there are no jobs during COVID-19? Please think again. Hiring is happening quickly, efficiently, and without delay…IF you know where to look. Companies, businesses, and organizations have been caught off guard by COVID-19, just like you and me. Many people have been furloughed and others laid off….continue

COVID-19: 10 Must-dos for every jobseeker
Marcia LaReau and Neil Patrick

During COVID-19, as many people lose their jobs, there are 10 “Must Do” Actions for every jobseeker. I have collaborated with Neil Patrick, and together we offer the following list of critical actions for every person who wants to work. Wether you have been furloughed, or your employer or business…continue

Ready for your 2020 Résumé Review?
Marcia LaReau

There’s good news! Reviewing your résumé is very much like your New Year’s resolution. Did you make some new resolutions? …or were all or some of your resolutions extensions of those from past years? Personally, I have a mixture. Actions Old resolutions… sometimes we need to refresh our commitment to…continue

Critical changes in hiring —your future is at risk

The integration of technology into current hiring practices has brought about a critical change that every jobseeker (employed or not) must integrate into both short and long-term strategy. I’ve been calling it your Gold Standard. What is it? When new positions open up or are created in a business, hiring…continue

Afraid social media will hurt your career?

It’s not generational! If you are concerned that your social media activity may hurt your career, consider listening to this short VLOG. Do you think it’s generational? Not so fast. This VLOG may help you decide. Also consider these links: Neil Patrick Career survival in the age of surveillance capitalism…continue