Today is: Friday, October 16, 2020 | Our next publication day: Monday, October 19, 2020
Covid Hurts Seasonal Hiring
47% of retailers say they are having trouble hiring workers for the holiday season,
due to safety concerns related to Covid-19
by Caitlin Mullen at bizjournals.com
For retailers, the onset of the holiday season typically means a surge in hiring, but the Covid-19 pandemic has fewer job seekers interested in those seasonal positions.
In polling 50 major retailers, global consulting firm Korn Ferry recently found 47% are having trouble hiring workers for the holiday season, due to safety concerns related to Covid-19, reports Business Insider. MORE
Executive Career Coach vs Mentor: Who Do You Need?
If you’re looking to make a career move, you’re likely to turn to a professional to help you take the right next steps. At Ivy Exec, we are often asked when you need a mentor’s help and when you need an Executive Career Coach.
In a nutshell, a mentor is someone in your field who can help you prepare for common career milestones. A career coach, on the other hand, is more of a career generalist, who can help you develop the accountability and timelines you need to explore new fields, compile your application materials, and plan a career change. In this article, we’ll discuss common scenarios when you might connect with each type of expert. MORE
Australian Women Over 50 Left to Languish in Poverty
Increasing numbers of older women are being locked out of the workforce
and left struggling to survive on jobseeker
by Luke Henriques-Gomes at theguardian.com
Deborah Jacobs has tried everything to stay out of unemployment. Bookkeeping, massage, childcare, counselling, even started her own newspaper in the 1990s. And yet, at 63, Jacobs finds herself languishing on unemployment and in poverty – discarded by an economy that refuses to make room for older women.
What to do When the Unpredictable is the New Normal
by Marc Miller at careerpivot.com
The year 2020 has proven that the unpredictable is the new normal.
When things are unpredictable or uncertain it causes a lot of stress. I interviewed Eliz Greene on the Repurpose Your Career Podcast in March of 2020 in the episode Dealing with Stress and Uncertainty with Eliz Greene. We were in the midst of a lockdown and we were all coping with things that were very uncertain.
Pass it Along
If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.