Networking and Career Searching during a pandemic?
Freelance Designer looking for full time work.
April 22,2020 at 8:01PM UTC
Looking for some tips and tricks on how to search for a job while stuck at home.
Some background, I am immensely unhappy in my current position and am dealing with a toxic boss. I spend most days either upset to the point of tears by a comment she makes or waiting on pins and needles for her to make an inappropriate comment. Yeah, my boss has the personality and cattiness of an eighth grade girl.
No problem, I’ll just find a new job, there’s plenty of those out there, until suddenly there wasn’t. Finding a job normally is tough, but now, I don’t even no where to start.
How do I network in a time where everything feels so disconnected? Is there new tactics to finding a job?
Desperately seeking new employment as my toxic boss is starting to effect my well being.
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I filed a complaint with HR.
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Hi all, I have a dilemma and can use some sound advice.
I got to interview for a great opportunity (I was laid off in Feb, so have been in the hunt for a while) I think I will get this role bc of my experience and bc the recruiter told me the person hiring saw my resume and called him on Memorial Day to get me in the phone.
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I can go into the office no issues on Fri and Sat night but, because I have a 3 year old, I can't do the other nights bc my husband also works nights and we would have different days of going in.
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Changing careers is really hard the older you get.
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