Preparation and practice are critical to your success in an interview. There are additional factors to consider when your interview is conducted online. You’ll come away from this workshop with great tips for your next virtual interview. Hosted by Champlain College.
“It’s such a paradox: how can we plan our lives, careers, or anything else, when things are changing all the time and we have no idea what will happen next month, or even next week?” That’s what author Erin Ewart writes in her latest article in the Careers for Social Impact blog post.
So, how can we balance this need to plan for the future with the very real knowledge that we have no idea what the future holds?
Ewart has some great advice:
Track your thoughts: try setting aside 5-10 minutes at the end of the day to answer a few quick prompts: (1) What was energizing for me today and why? (2) What was draining for me today and why? (3) How was today overall on a scale of 1-5, and what bigger picture reflections/implications can I take away?
Plan in smaller chunks: try to focus your planning around the next three months, which seems like about as far out as any of us can reasonably imagine right now.
Take action & focus on what you can control: If you’re job searching, this might look like taking just 30 minutes to create a target list of organizations or start updating your resume or LinkedIn profile. Remember: one step at a time.
I recently listened to this video series from the authors of Designing Your Life about how to plan during these times – I recommend checking it out! I had two key takeaways, which were things I already knew but were really helpful to be reminded of:
Set the bar low and clear it often: create small, bite-sized tasks for yourself that build toward your bigger goals. Accomplishing these smaller tasks gives you momentum and motivation to keep going toward those bigger goals, which feel so overwhelming right now.
Designers build their way forward: we learn through taking action, and we have to get out of our heads and try things. If you’re feeling stuck or stumped about what to do next, DO something. Reach out to someone and ask for their advice, try a small experiment in the direction you’re considering, even get some exercise to clear your mind.
At re:power we understand that not only are we adjusting to how the current health crisis impacts our personal lives but also how it shapes the terrain for which we can organize.
During this moment of crisis, we remain invested in building the capacity of you and other organizers and activists across the country committed to long term change in their communities. In service to our commitment, we are offering two free Intro to Digital Organizing training courses as a part of our online learning course series. And yes, you read free correctly!
Digital organizing transforms the online spaces we use every day into strategic opportunities for radicalizing our people. Digital organizing is both pragmatic and visionary. In the wake of COVID-19 and “shelter in place” procedures, organizing formations are having to increase their digital organizing capacity and drastically adapt their programming to the digital arena. Simply put, we are having to transform and lean into emergence as a vehicle to meet the needs of our communities, and digital organizing allows for that to happen.
re:power is offering these courses as a means to train new digital organizers in how to reach the communities they care about and organize with, while safely staying in our homes, and building the relationships necessary to confront those in power using a digital strategy.
Building our movement is too important to put on hold in a time that only further highlights why our communities need action today. As a movement leader, supporter, or friend, developing your digital organizing skills will be what helps your formation innovate and adapt as we continue to organize our people for the long run.
Applications close on May 7. Spots are limited so apply today!
Interested in finding a job or internship across town or around the world?
Learn how to connect your career objectives with hiring opportunities by identifying key employers and industry contacts for informational interviews and professional networking.
Get a realistic understanding of work permit and visa requirements, financial considerations and other prime factors critical to career success in a new location.
Identify American employers seeking to hire international professionals for their U.S. operations through H-1B visa petitions – and learn how to connect this information to current job opportunities.
Below, you can register for a 1-hour, web-based training session exclusively for students whose academic institutions, like Middlebury, are current subscribers to Going Global’s career resources database services. You can access GoinGlobal through Handshake’s Resources pages.