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The 10 most-popular CareerWise Weekly articles of 2020

We’ve shared hundreds of articles in the CareerWise Weekly newsletter over the past year. From virtual job fairs to CERB information, pandemic interviews to virtual PD opportunities, it’s no surprise that most of our top-read articles were geared toward helping career professionals and jobseekers navigate the challenges of COVID-19. We hope that this weekly curated selection of articles helped point you to information, analysis and resources that made your job a little easier during a challenging time.

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Prepare for these pandemic job interview questions (LinkedIn)

This article includes five common interview questions during the pandemic – plus advice on how to answer them – including:

  • What have you learned about yourself during the pandemic?
  • Can you do the job while working from home?
  • How have you been spending your time?
Everything you need to know about the CERB replacement and other new government benefits (Financial Post)

In August, the federal government announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) would be extended by an additional four weeks and then transitioned into a simplified Employment Insurance program. In addition, three new temporary measures were unveiled: the Canada Recovery Benefit, the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.

2 things you should never do right before a job interview (Forbes)

This article caught readers’ eyes in February. It cautions against unnecessarily raising stress levels by arriving late or not preparing enough. The article also advises jobseekers that right before the job interview is not time to entertain thoughts you can’t do the job; leave your imposter syndrome at the door.

Layoffs, salary, EI and more: Your coronavirus and employment questions answered (The Globe and Mail)

Employment lawyer Daniel Lublin answers some frequently asked questions employees had about how coronavirus affects their jobs, including questions related to returning to work, workplace policy, salary and layoffs.

Best websites for remote work and side gigs (Career Sherpa)

With many people losing their jobs early in the pandemic, there was clear interest from career professionals in helping clients and students find new opportunities. This article shared sites to look for side gigs, freelance work and remote work.

5 COVID-19 questions you should ask in a job interview (Forbes)

Many companies and industries have changed due to the pandemic. It’s important for jobseekers to ask insightful questions to ensure they make the best-informed decision. For instance, a jobseeker may want to ask, “What are the company’s biggest challenges right now and in what ways will this role help alleviate those challenges?”

Resources for Canada’s career professionals navigating COVID-19 (CareerWise)

In March, CareerWise published an extensive resource compilation to help career professionals navigate rapid changes relating to the pandemic. It was updated until May, and included information on job search, education resources, mental health, event cancellations, remote working and more.

Setting yourself up for success at virtual job fairs (LinkedIn)

Recruiters weigh in on how virtual job fairs work, what it’s like to attend one and how jobseekers can set themselves up for success.

5 ways to learn new career skills for free during the COVID-19 crisis (Fast Company)

For those who have found themselves with more time on their hands during the pandemic, there have been many opportunities to upskill, through virtual conferences, webinars, networking and courses.

Resumes for applicant tracking systems (Career Professionals of Canada)

Resume articles are always popular among CareerWise Weekly readers. Due to the many different ATS systems on the market, career professionals need to stay up to date on the latest information to give clients the best shot at making the cut.

Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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