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Here’s what a recently landed client says about CRC:

A huge shout out to  Career Resource Center, Inc.  for all they do to assist their clients! Upon being downsized from my former employer my friend, suggested I contact CRC.
It was the best gift I could have given myself!
What technology do I need to know to be current?
Zoom, Skype, Dropbox, Google Docs – names of technology that didn’t exist long ago, but are now mainstream and used by organizations large and small.

These new technologies are appearing in the workplace at the speed of light and companies expect qualified candidates to know them or at least be familiar with them.

All this technology uses “the Cloud”, which is real-time data storage which produces increased teamwork resulting in more efficient work processes. Even before the impact of COVID-19, virtual teams were becoming more and more the norm. So, how do you work effectively with someone you never see in person? Here are some of the tools companies are using and expect you to know.

Document sharing Dropbox and Google Docs are used by companies so employees can share files and documents no matter their location. While Microsoft Word is still commonly used, Google Docs not only allows you to create documents but also to share them with a large group of people.

Video conferencing – Although this technology has been around for a while, the forced “stay-at-home” requirement in many states has seen the use of tools like Skype, Zoom, WebEx and Bluejeans increase exponentially, allowing teams to have real time face-to-face meetings, albeit virtually. They provide the ability to share screens, make presentations and hold meetings in a much more interactive and effective manner than a conference call would allow. Many are commenting that, as the pandemic has forced the business community to become more comfortable using these tools, their use may decrease the need for future business travel in a post pandemic world.

Collaboration tools - Microsoft Teams, Slack, Google Hangouts and Basecamp are just a few of the products that allow remote teams the ability to work together while sharing information via a common space. While there is some overlap with other already mentioned products, they provide a place where chats, meeting notes and attachments can be combined and accessed by both internal and external team members, focusing on teamwork collaboration.

While you don’t need to know every product mentioned above (and there are many others), spending the time to become familiar with some of these tools and how companies are using them may help you stand out as a more qualified candidate.

-Dr. Marilyn A. Clark, Executive Leadership Career Coach, CRC Program Committee
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Career Resource Center is celebrating 29 years of transforming careers, having assisted nearly 14,000 individuals in their quest for employment.
Career Resource Center is the proven confidence-building, employment resource featuring individualized attention, education, training and coaching by industry professionals.  
This nonprofit is able to make a significant impact because of over 100 volunteers who deliver services and assist with operations and the diversity of donors who believe in our mission. 

We are sorry that we cannot meet you face-to-face.

These are unprecedented times. CRC wants you to know that as soon as the stay-at-home order is lifted and it is safe for businesses to reopen, CRC looks forward to helping job seekers in its Lake Forest office.
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