7 Career Hacks You Can Do Right Now if You Don't Have a Job
From remote working becoming the norm to being a part of Zoom interviews, it's an underestimate to say that coronavirus (COVID-19) has totally transformed how we work and job search. However, these changes are not felt equally between everyone. Women, for instance, have borne the brunt of the pandemic's economic impact by losing all 140,000 jobs that were cut in December 2020. In fact, while 2008's financial crash was dubbed a "mancession" (because so many men lost their jobs in its wake), 2020 and 2021 have already earned the title of 'femcession'.
A simple call out for stories for this piece led to an inundated inbox: tales of women in their early 20s losing out on their hard-earned grad jobs, older women making scary career pivots as they adapted to suit the new job industry requirements, and women who saw their entire industries crumble before them. In one extreme case, marketing consultant Karina Scott applied to over 200 jobs from March to June 2020 and only heard back from two.
According to writer Jen Kaarlo, pandemic unemployment has been like …
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