Five ways your job will change because of pandemic

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Thank you to Kate Lopaze of thejobnetwork for writing the full version of this article.

  1. Physical distance and masks will be the norm
  2. Home is the new office
  3. Coworker relationships and meetings will be different
  4. Business travel may go extinct
  5. Medical screenings may become mandatory

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Some common mistakes older job seekers make

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Kate Lopaze of thejobnetwork recognizes challenges facing some older job seekers.

  • Not having a digital presence
  • Holding on to dated tech
  • No leveraging your network enough
  • Writing a “kitchen-sink”or obsolete-looking resume
  • Taking job descriptions literally
  • Waiting for the perfect job.

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So, you want to stay in the workforce after ‘retirement’

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As Kate Lopaze writes for thejobnetwork.com the average retirement age is 65 for men and 63 for women. Almost half are still working or looking for work. Here are some jobs retirees should explore:

  • Bookkeeper/accounting clerk
  • Project-based consultant
  • Adjunct professor
  • Crossing guard
  • Real estate agent

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Basic rules for your next interview

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Way back when, thejobnetwork’s Kate Lopaze wrote, “It’s easy to see how job interviews have changed over time: more email, less formality, pre-interviews with chatbots, Skype interviews, etc. What is not so easy is determining which interview principles are just as valid and necessary as ever, even as you prepare to job hunt in a modern world.”

As Kate says, “Let’s look at some of the evergreen tips that are just as helpful now as they were when your parents and grandparents were interviewing for jobs.”

  • Wear a suit or you interview best
  • Print your resume
  • Send a thank you note

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The 5 types of people you should have as a reference

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From Kate Lopaze of thejobnetwork comes this advice:

Handing over a list of references to a potential new employer can feel like tricky business.

If you do not have a job offer in hand, you might be worried about your job search getting back to your current employer. If you are just starting out, you may worry that you don’t yet have a go-to list of professional refernces.

No matter what stage you are in, these five types of people make great references for any job search.

  • Past bosses
  • Past supervisors
  • Colleagues
  • Professional friends from your network
  • Professors or academic contacts                                                                                      [Questions? larry@larrylitwin.com]

Community Policing should be a top priority

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What Chief Wysocki did and said makes me Camden PROUD. Camden is a police department that believes in community policing. The department’s belief is one of my strategic communication theories: “It is hard to hurt someone you know on a first name basis.” Good going Camden, NJ–my home. Yes. Camden PROUD, where Black Lives Matter.

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Exit interviews when leaving a job

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Suggestions from Eric Titner on thejobnetwork.com. Check him out online.

  • Be constructive (Mention some positives)
  • Don’t brush off the experience
  • Do be honest
  • Do not be angry

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Advice from a legend

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It was actress/author Julie Andrews who said, “When in doubt, stand still.”

She also says, “Everything has a beginning, a middle and an end. And I pray that the end of Covid-19 comes soon.”

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50 Years ago on May 4, 1970

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50 Years ago today, I was a young editor-producer at ABC Radio News in New York City sitting in Studio 5-T. The events of that early Monday afternoon left an indelible memory. I was monitoring Kent State as best I could from 64th and Broadway. That’s when my boss yelled two words — Kent State. My assignment? Confirm the shooting and keep ABC’s millions of listeners on top of the story. My immediate response was one of disbelief (National Guardsmen shooting unarmed protesting students? No way. Maybe I was just young and naive?). Moments later, that disbelief became reality — a tragic reality. Four lives were lost and nine others were wounded or injured. May we never forget and, especially, remember all of those victims — Blessed Memories. Where have those 50 years gone?

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