Interviews and Zombies?

Lindell Haywahe, CRC & Social Media Development

The Coronavirus has seeped into our lives like the stain of tea spilled on a desk full of paperwork. Seems ominous. There are many articles and resources out there on the world wide web that could easily cause anxiety and wide-spread panic. In some cases, it has.

The focus of Regina Work Preparation during this time is to give our community, clients and partners every chance at maintaining a sense of normalcy through job searching, self-educating opportunities and help in developing a plan of action. Our website is advancing with opportunities to support our clientele and the community in general. It really is a great time to be so involved with all this splendour.

An important part of the job search is ultimately the interview, because it signifies a personal success for the applicant. It is the next level. Because there are many non-face to face protocols in place in our collective society, I thought it would be wise to share some resources for interviewing.

Here are some resources to check out:  

Coronavirus is spurring remote hiring: Here’s how to nail your job interview from afar

This article by CNBC Make It! discusses what the global crisis has done to advance technology and possible change the landscape of the job market.

In addition to a general uptick in video interviews over recent years, thanks to advances in technology, previous periods of economic and social duress have prompted a spike in remote hiring, for instance during the 2008 global financial crisis.

The article finishes with concrete points of advice for candidates and employers in regards to the interview process. It is good to understand the process from both perspectives. Good Luck!

Eight Tips for Job Hunting During the Recession

the nature of our economy, especially the customer service industry has really taken a toll during this non-contact, safe distancing, quarantining time of our lives.

To be a successful job seeker in this climate, you have to be calm, patient and proactive.

An accurate summary of just what everyone should do in order to circumvent insanity. The eight tips in this article are a guideline for maintaining your wit and crashing through the gates of success, not just in a recession, but through any sort of time in our economy.

Coronavirus & Zombie Ideas: How Policy Makers Respond to Crisis

Here is an actual interview, a conversation between Paul Krugman, a Nobel Laureate and author of Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics and the Fight for a Better Future and Vincent Catalano. I had sincerely hoped there were going to be zombies in this 44-minute-long interview but it was informative nonetheless. They discussed policy makers and the ideas they have to consider when enacting legislation during times of crisis.

NOTE: if you Google Search CoronaVirus and Zombies, you will open a whole plethora of zombie apocalypse type information that is very entertaining, if you like that sort of thing.