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 not in a good way. Therefore, I’ve had plenty to write about, especially on the topic of doing a job search in the middle of a pandemic. But I’m burned out right now.
I love to write, and I’m passionate about sharing my expertise for those who are in need of career help. But for next week’s holiday I’m going to spend some time doing some other things I’m passionate about. And hopefully by the time I return from Thanksgiving, I’ll be refreshed with new topics to help you in your career.
If you have any specific topic requests, please email them directly to me or include them in the comment box below. This will help me to know what information you need most.
In the meantime, even though it’s not the end of the year yet, we can all agree we’re ready for 2020 to be over. Therefore, I’m going to go ahead and share my top 10 blog posts of 2020.
Top 10 paNASH blog posts of the year (because we’re ready for 2020 to be over!)
1. How to Answer These Important Pandemic Interview Questions
Your next interview could include questions like:
- What did you do with your time while furloughed or laid off during the pandemic?
- Did you draw unemployment when you could have found work?
These are all very legal questions, so you need to be prepared for them and know how to answer them! Click here to find out how.
2. What Happens When a Pandemic Disrupts Your Career?
Do you have a back-up plan if an event like a pandemic disrupts your career? Click here to learn how to adapt and pivot in your career.
3. How to Make Phone and Video Interviews Run More Smoothly
The number of Zoom and phone interviews will continue to rise even after the pandemic due to their convenience and cost effectiveness. Click here to learn how to ensure things run smoothly for your next remote interview.
4. LinkedIn Etiquette You Need to Know When Networking Remotely
There is an etiquette to building your network on LinkedIn. If you fail to follow this etiquette, you’ll likely turn off the people you want to connect with most. Click here for six LinkedIn etiquette rules to help you make a good first impression.
5. How to Avoid These 5 Career Mistakes During a Time of Panic
“Emotions are the worst advisors,” says Serena Williams’s coach Peter Mouratoglou. Letting emotions like fear or panic guide your career decisions can lead to some big career mistakes. Click here to learn how to avoid these mistakes and not panic.
6. How to Write the Best Thank You Notes for Your Interviews
Are you one of the 90% of job seekers who don’t send a thank you note after your job interview?
A thank you note should be part of your job search strategy, but there’s a certain way to write professional thank you notes, which look and feel different from personal thank you notes.
Click here to learn how to write them, when to send them, and more.
7. What Are the Best Alternatives to Online Job Boards?
Are you using the same old job boards everyone else uses but never find what you’re really looking for? Click here to learn about five alternatives to the oversaturated job boards so you can find more relevant opportunities.
8. Getting Laid Off? The #1 Thing to Ask for When You Leave
When you’re getting laid off, you no longer have anything to lose with your employer. As a result, there’s something you should try to negotiate as part of your severance package to help you get back on your feet quicker. Click here to find out what it is and how to negotiate for it.
9. How to Stop Looking Desperate on LinkedIn
Recruiters are turned off by desperate job candidates, and they can recognize desperation just from your LinkedIn profile. Click here for the four things you should stop doing on LinkedIn so you won’t appear desperate.
10. How to Improve Your Career During a Pandemic: 15 Resources
Click here for ten more posts on how to manage your career and job search in the midst of a pandemic.
My posts will return following the Thanksgiving holiday. Hopefully, as 2020 wraps up and we transition to a new year, there will be less need to write on the topic of job searching during a pandemic.
I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. When necessary, be physically distant but socially proximate with your loved ones.