COVID Info

Category: COVID Info

next job
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

Your Next Job: How to Reduce the Time in Finding It

Most job seekers underestimate how long it will take to land their next job. Many find themselves six months into the process and say to themselves, “I had no idea it would take this long.” The truth is, on average, the typical lifespan of a job search is three to

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ruined resume
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Revive Your Pandemic-Ruined Résumé

If the pandemic forced you out of your job and left you with a ruined résumé, you may be worried about the growing gap in your employment history. Hiring managers certainly understand the reason for current résumé gaps. But, you’ll likely be the candidate to land more interviews if you

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2020
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

Who Needs a Day Off From 2020?

I know I sure could use a day off from 2020! For the first time in a long time, I’m experiencing writers block for this blog, and I just need a little time off from trying to come up with my next topic. This year has been so eventful, but

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disrupts
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

What Happens When a Pandemic Disrupts Your Career?

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about the importance of having a back-up plan if something disrupts your career. I shared about a past client of mine who was a recording artist with a unique story. His former career as a high school social studies teacher was

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homeschooling
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Protect Your Career While Homeschooling

If you’re a working parent, you may have had to temporarily quit your job to start homeschooling your children due to COVID-19. This unexpected career disruption could have long-term negative effects on the remainder of your career. Especially if you had to leave your job completely with no options to

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side hustle
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Market Your Side Hustle on Your Resume

The past several months I’ve written numerous blog posts covering topics related to doing a job search during the pandemic. This includes topics on how to create additional income streams when furloughed or laid off. It also includes topics on how to show employers in your next interview that you’ve

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your next interview
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

Why You Need to Be Ready For Anything in Your Next Interview

Last week I wrote a post about possible questions you may face in your next interview. If you’re looking for work during the pandemic, you need to be ready to answer such questions. The questions I covered included: What did you do with your time while laid off or furloughed

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interview questions
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Answer These Important Pandemic Interview Questions

If you’re interviewing for a new job due to a COVID-related job loss, you want to of course prepare for commonly-asked interview questions. But you also need to prepare for some new interview questions brought on by the current pandemic. These pandemic interview questions could include: What did you do

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face mask
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Land a New Job With the Help of a Face Mask

Regardless of your feelings or beliefs on wearing a face mask during the pandemic, you might want to consider it as a potential networking tool during these uncertain times. Especially if you’re currently in the market for a new job. We know networking opportunities have been limited due to months

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uncertainty
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Re-Direct Your Career in a Time of Uncertainty

My older brother is a unicorn. He’s been with the same company his entire career, almost as many years as I’ve been alive. This is extremely rare these days. Most people change companies (or even careers) seven to ten times in their lives. However, in all his years as a

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quarantine
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Stop Procrastinating During and After the Quarantine

As I sit down to write this post, I’m procrastinating. I don’t feel like writing it because it’s a beautiful day and I’d rather be paddleboarding. It’s one of the few things I was able to continue doing during the quarantine. While I don’t usually procrastinate, there are times when

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