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remote job opportunities
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

3 Ways to Successfully Compete for Remote Job Opportunities

Although there are still labor shortages even in professional roles due to the Great Resignation, there is stiff competition among job seekers looking for remote job opportunities. More companies are now offering remote work. But, those opportunities make up only 20% of the current job openings, while 52% of all

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post-COVID
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

19 Ways to Have a Successful Post-COVID Job Search

The pandemic changed a lot about the way we work. As a result, it changed a lot about the way we look for jobs. If you’re currently in the market for a job, the standard way of conducting a search won’t cut it anymore. You’re going to need some new

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hiring process
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

4 Ways Employers Can Improve the Hiring Process

These posts are usually geared toward my regular audience of job seekers. But occasionally, I’ll write one for the audience of my audience: hiring managers. This week’s post is for both groups of readers, with an aim to help improve the hiring process, during and after the Great Resignation. Employers

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right direction
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

6 Signs Your Job Search Is Moving in the Right Direction

The job search can be frustrating and discouraging. Especially if you’re doing everything you know to do, but aren’t sure if it’s working. Below are six signs you can know your job search is (or isn’t) moving in the right direction. If it’s not, you’ll discover some tips to help

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2022
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner

5 Ways to Make Your Resume Relevant and Attractive in 2022

It’s 2022, a new year. I know many of us want to move forward and forget the past couple of years. But a friend of mine always says, “never let a crisis go to waste.” Even in the midst of something bad, there’s always a redemptive perspective, something good emerging

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right fit
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

5 Ways to Find the Right Fit for Your Next Job

There’s no such thing as a bad job, just a bad fit. As the Great Resignation continues, you may find yourself being lured away from your current job to another one. While you may be considering something new, you want to make sure you’re not trading your current job for

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network
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner

5 Ways to Network Effectively in a Post-COVID Job Market

There’s no doubt the pandemic required a major change in how we network with people. Any and all methods of networking not already virtual were forced to move online. But now, people are craving face-to-face connection again. Especially since many jobs are still remote, and will likely stay this way.

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unsolicited job opportunities
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Reverse Job Search: How to Deal With Unsolicited Job Opportunities

In last week’s post, I discussed ways job seekers can take advantage of the current job market created by the “Great Resignation.” As a follow-up, I want to illustrate how being honest about both your strengths and weaknesses, and developing good salary negotiation skills, can make a difference in a

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job market
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

It’s an Employee’s Job Market. Here’s How to Take Advantage of It.

The “Great Resignation” is in full effect due to the disruption of the pandemic, which has dramatically changed the job market. Workers, especially mid-career employees, are re-evaluating their careers. This re-evaluation has led to many employees resigning from their current jobs for various reasons. The biggest reason is due to

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working remotely
Career Change/Career Transition
Lori Bumgarner

Do You Want to Keep Working Remotely Now That COVID Is Ending?

In recent weeks, I’ve had several people contact me to begin a new job search. The reason they’re now looking is because their current company no longer needs to enforce remote work, due to the decline of COVID. Therefore, employers are now requiring employees to return to the office. For

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