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Back away from the internet. If you want to get more done, you may have to do less. It seems the greatest life hack we have for improving brain function, is giving it a much-needed break. As a productivity-focused society, we often want to be more efficient and focused. All anyone wants is to get more done, but the science has come back to let us know that in actuality, it’s our rest states that boost creativity and mental output.
The social distancing recommendations we’re now under to tame the spread of COVID-19 are challenging many workers and workplaces to embrace teleworking for the first time. When the need inevitably arises to speak with team members or larger groups, conference calls can be a useful tool. Most people in today’s business world are familiar with conference calls, but what does it take for you to run an effective call?
If working from home is a part of your usual routine or you have found yourself working from home temporarily, conducting meetings remotely can still be just as effective as being face-to-face. Whether you are a manager or a member of a team, these tips can help your meetings run smoothly while working remote.
Before the Meeting
These days, everything is virtual. It’s nice to get to know someone face-to-face even when you can’t be in the same room. You might feel very comfortable with phone interviews, or using FaceTime or Skype with your friends and family, but a virtual interview is different.
It’s important to treat and prepare for your video interview just as you would an in-person meeting. Below are some tips to ensure your video interviewing skills are just as perfected as your work experience. We want to help you ace the conversation and get the right position.
Now more than ever, things have changed dramatically with how people are expected to conduct their job search, from the resources they use to identify job leads, to how they pursue those leads, to tools they can leverage to assist, to systems that companies utilize to prioritize applicants, to the “digital background checks” companies use to screen applicants. They say "knowledge is power," but just as important is having the knowledge around job searching tools!
To help you navigate your job search effectively and confidently, we’ve created a 7-step roadmap for success!
In our conversations with consultants, we occasionally hear “I want to transition from my current permanent position to consulting” or simply “How do I get the next great consulting job?”
When seeking a new job for any reason, the below five things are good to keep in mind:
Truth #1 – Your resume may need to pass a system test before being seen (in most cases).
What Kind of Resume is Right for You?
You’ve been working for a while now, and you’ve submitted countless resumes, but things are changing. We spoke to our recruiters about the best ways to create a resume that quickly grabs a hiring manager’s attention and clearly represents your experience, and you as an individual.
Let’s start with the basics: What is a resume?
It’s always important to take time and freshen up your technical skills. We’ve put this blog post together to provide some of the training and resources to help.
Let the tech-prep begin!
Types of Training
Businesses around the world have recently adapted and adjusted their policies to ensure business continuity, resulting in many professionals working from home for the first time. These best practices can help those new to remote work maintain productivity and stay connected.
1. Maintain a Set Schedule
The impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a ripple effect through our daily lives, our communities, and our world. As we band together to ensure the safety of our families and our communities, many are asking how we can help others.
Our Oxford Cares program serves to bring people together in times of need, so we have provided a collection of resources below.
During these unprecedented times, kindness and gratitude are more important than ever. It is important to remember that the actions we take – large and small – make an impact.