COVID RESOURCES FOR CAREER PROFESSIONALS
The Pandemic has required states to issue stay-at-home orders which led to either businesses shuttering or employees remotely working from home. Unemployment has reached unprecedented numbers. Small businesses and entrepreneurs are experiencing income loss when they cannot serve their consumers.
With no immediate end in sight, resources are being made available to support individuals during this difficult period.
If you have resources to add to this page, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Federal CARES ACT has assisted States in expanding their Unemployment Compensation program:
FOR SMALL BUSINESS:
The Paycheck Protection Program provides government resources to assist small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus who need help covering payroll and with applicable overhead.
JOB SEARCH DURING PANDEMIC
Many companies are still actively recruiting despite the social-distancing guidelines in place. However, it requires changes to how positions are recruited with many moving to phone or virtual interviews. Some companies are experiencing hiring freezes or a slowdown in openings as companies try to figure out their needs. It requires flexibility and patience on the part of the job seeker.
ACTIVELY HIRING: 54 Companies Actively Hiring During COVID-19
REMOTE JOBS: Virtual Companies with Remote Work
SHARPEN YOUR VIRTUAL SKILLS:
Companies attempting to fill positions may use virtual options, which means video interviewing may be requested.
Networking remains a way to navigate the job market, but networking online requires different skills than in-person.
Here are some tips: Networking Virtually, The New Normal