Coronavirus and the Future of Job Seeking

The Long-Term Effects of the Coronavirus Will be Challenging to Job Seekers

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As of January 2020, the unemployment rate in America was 3.6%.  However, by March 2020, the Coronavirus changed everything with amazing speed, causing the unemployment rate to soar to about 15%.  Many formerly excellent jobs were permanently lost.  By the end of September 2020, the unemployment rate had dropped to 7.9%.  This was partly the result of people being re-hired or finding new jobs.  Unfortunately, however, it was also the result of millions of people giving up and leaving the workforce, and therefore no longer being counted among those looking for jobs.

It is vital for a job seeker to understand which industries offer the best opportunities, as well as how to best apply for a job online, how to conduct research that will help him or her to shine during an interview and how to create an effective list of prospective employers. A large part of the preparation requires meaningful research into prospective employers and the industries in which they operate. It is also important for job seekers to face the fact that locale has a lot to do with the unemployment rate.  There is wide variance in the unemployment rate from state to state and city to city. 

For everything you need to know about major trends affect job seekers, see: The Almanac of American Employers 2021


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Publication Date: October 2020              Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-584-4
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