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How the (weak) ties that bind can aid your job prospects

Dec 26, 2022
A social science theory dives into the mechanics of who you know.
The theory of the "strength of weak ties" notes that acquaintances — more than close connections — can benefit your job hunt.
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Long-term unemployment can change your view of your own abilities

Jun 16, 2021
About half of the unemployed adults in the U.S. are pessimistic about their future employment, a survey shows.
Job loss during the pandemic — already an isolating time — can have a negative impact on a person's self-worth and future job prospects.
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Indeed CEO on hiring, remote work and who has leverage in the labor market

May 5, 2021
“There’s not really one story that explains the entire labor market,” Chris Hyams says.
The number of job postings on Indeed is 22% higher than it was before the pandemic.
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The pandemic is making people rethink their careers

Apr 6, 2021
Twenty-five percent of workers plan to look for a new job soon, a new survey says. The top reason: a reevaluation of work-life balance.
The top reason for so many people changing careers? Work-life balance.
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What it’s like searching for and starting a new job during COVID-19

May 28, 2020
From taking a position at an Amazon warehouse, to interviewing in a face mask, to onboarding over Zoom, a survey of how people are finding and maintaining new jobs.
Amazon has hired more than 175,00 people during the pandemic. What's it like starting a new job there right now?
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What it's like starting a new job from home during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 18, 2020
There's more to onboarding than just training. The social component is more difficult right now.
Starting a new job during these times involves a lot of video chat.
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Graduating into this mess stinks

May 14, 2020
Recession grads make less money, and it takes 10 to 15 years to catch up in terms of income.
Graduation will be different this year.
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Job hunters say they are getting back into the workforce for income stability

Jan 4, 2019
The latest jobs numbers suggest that more people are looking for work, with the labor force participation rate ticking up a bit in December. So who’s looking for work, and what’s driving them back into the job market? To find out, we talked to some people who are looking for a job and some who […]
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How rethinking your job search can help you find the ideal career

Apr 5, 2018
Author Dev Aujla shares some advice from his new book "50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms."
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