Career Resource Center strives to help change lives and strengthen communities with confidence-building, results-focused employment resources. In these unprecedented times, CRC is here to provide guidance and support. We can help you address the turmoil you may be facing regarding your current job situation.

CRC's semi-weekly newsletter is intended to help you think about your current and future career. Each week our career experts will address the questions and issues you may be facing now - even if your job situation has not changed. Please let us know what subject areas you need help tackling and we will do our best to include them in future newsletters. 

Please pass this information along to anyone who may need it or find it useful. 

We are here for you.
What should I be doing now?
To say that these are trying times is an understatement. All of us are in the process of adjusting to our “new normal”. Whether you are at the beginning of a job search, in the middle, or hoping to get an offer soon, the COVID-19 virus has upended the normal way of doing business. 

In Illinois we are in week 3 of the “Stay at Home” order, even though some may have started prior to the March 21 st mandate. Although many of our typical activities have been significantly curtailed, all the things you’ve been doing as part of your job search can and should continue, albeit in a slightly (or significantly) altered form.

In-person activities like meeting for coffee or having an in-person interview can still continue, but use technology like FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts to make them happen.

Connecting with people is even easier than before as we are all longing to have more human interaction. So, text, email or call that friend or former colleague to see how they are doing. People are flattered when they know others are thinking of them. You can “plant seeds” about your job search or ask them for some advice. Just remember to make it reciprocal.

Use this time to make those updates to your resume or LinkedIn profile. No excuses…you’re just sitting at home anyway!

Below are a couple of articles that might provide you some ideas and motivation to keep your job search going! 

- Mary Beth Barrett-Newman, Career Coach, CRC Board Member and Advisor
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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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