Updated: Jun 26
Job Searching During COVID Edition
Job Searching in 2020, what a year it has been?! With a pandemic that has changed how we live, work, and play, many of us are trying more than ever to strive harder toward our professional goals despite the rough patches we’ve faced this year. But like anyone that’s been stuck in an endless routine of lockdowns, job rejections, and quarantining, sometimes we’re not sure how to deal with the frustrations, self-loathe, and negative emotions that has crossed our minds at least once during these challenging times.
But with 2020 finally coming to an end, now is the time we take a breather and focus on taking care of #yourself! We are happy to introduce Megan Fine, certified health & life coach, who’ll be answering our followers questions and concerns on job searching and #mentalwellness!
[0:56] Q1: I am frustrated with this world! I’m smart and passionate about creating impact, but they won’t hire me! How can I deal with my frustration without being harsh on myself or angry at the world?
[5:18] Q2: How do I move away from internalizing job market rejections?
[9:55] Q3: How do you not compare yourself with other people?
[16:13] Q4: Any advice on how to deal with the general fatigue and burn out looking for a job in the midst of a pandemic?
[19:01] Q5: I thought I landed my dream job, I even moved to a different country for this job, but after awhile life has not turned out the way I imagined. My job has become a major source of stress for me and work from home plus being in a new country definitely does not help! I feel trapped. I can’t quit my job just yet so what can I do to make myself feel better?
[22:53] Q6: How do you deal with the compromise of choosing a job that you’re not passionate about?
👇👇👇Check out information on Meg below~~
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Our mission is to re-think, re-skill, and re-imagine the future of work for those in social science-related fields, with a focus on International Affairs and Development. We believe that technological changes have radically altered the way we work by disrupting skills requirements, creating challenges for young social scientists who largely rely on soft skills. Therefore, those pursuing generalist or qualitative disciplines will have to re-skill in an oversaturated job market favoring STEM and tech.
However, most universities’ career services do not yet offer such robust training for students. At RE: Project, we seek to help millennials and Gen Zs not only find a job, but build dynamic, “future proof” careers. We offer an active platform that demystifies career possibilities, helps build professional networks, and supports re-skilling for a changing job market.
At our core, we seek to reduce growing unemployment among young social scientists in an increasingly technologised job market. Our cutting-edge content allows our community members to stay current and learn from experts at the forefront of their industry.
In the short-run, we offer tailored career support by creating curated real-life, authentic content generated by real people of the millennial generation working the industries. Practitioners with 4–7 years of experience can offer as many insights (or more!) as 50-year-old CEOs and Directors about how to break into the industry.
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