10 Job Interview Preparation Tips, from Toastmasters

As unemployment numbers continue to rise in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have suddenly found themselves needing to update their resumes and CVs and polish their job interviewing skills.

Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, has been…

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Maryland Smith Experts Give Advice for Impressing in a Virtual Workplace

A new job or internship this summer is increasingly likely to be a remote position making it difficult to engage with and impress a new boss and coworkers.

But although current work-from-home mandates across industries and jobs do change the newcomer experience, they also offer opportunities for…

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Number of March Job Layoffs Unprecedented in Modern Times

Some new numbers on job turnover from the Labor Department reinforce a bleak impression of how devastated the U.S. economy has been by the coronavirus crisis. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of total job separations increased by 8.9 million to a…

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Labor Productivity Plummeted as COVID-19 Crisis Hit

Labor productivity decreased 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, as output decreased 6.2 percent and hours worked decreased 3.8 percent.

Unit labor costs in the nonfarm business sector increased 4.8 percent in the first quarter of…

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79% of Businesses Have Rejected a Job Candidate Based on Social Media Content

Most businesses have rejected a potential employee after looking at their social media profiles, according to a new survey from business news and how-to website The Manifest.

About 90% of employers look at potential employees’ social media profiles, and 79% have rejected a candidate based on what they…

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