When the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this yr, it resulted in lots of questions and few solutions. A prevalent query: what’s the job market going to seem like post-pandemic? And for graduates simply breaking into the workforce, how can they compete for the few jobs that could be accessible?

FIU’s Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Middle for the Development of Girls in Communication (LLK Middle) is providing steering on this space in its upcoming convention, Girls and Careers: Repositioning for a post-virus world.

The convention—led by Stephanie Bertini, an award-winning journalist for NBC 6, and Rosanna Fiske, FIU journalism alumna and senior vice chairman for company communications at Wells Fargo—will have a look at how professionals ought to consider their expertise and maybe even repurpose them for brand spanking new or altering careers. 


“We determined to do that workshop as a result of there are going to be plenty of younger folks affected by the shortage of jobs due the coronavirus pandemic,” says Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver, founder and govt director of the LLK Middle. “I believe it’s vital that we provide some tips and steering on how professionals can develop their very own model and make themselves marketable to raised compete for no matter job they’re going after.”  

So simply how is the coronavirus pandemic affecting our job market?

Even with South Florida within the preliminary phases of reopening, jobs are scarce and in keeping with Lodge Kopenhaver, they might be for fairly a while. Many companies have needed to shut and others don’t know when they are going to be allowed to totally reopen. On the lookout for a job can also be proving to be difficult as a result of as a result of social distancing guidelines, conventional methods of hiring and interviewing aren’t as available.

What’s among the greatest recommendation Bertini and Fiske have for professionals affected by the present job market?

“Maintain on to your large dream as a result of that’s what pushes you, what defines you and what is going to make you resilient,” Bertini says. “There’ll all the time be one thing alongside the best way that challenges you, however what fuels your goals. Don’t let that go, not for any circumstance, not for any particular person and positively not for this pandemic.”

“Do an audit of seven to 10 job descriptions of the job you’d like and description frequent themes,” says Fiske. “Match these in opposition to your resume and see the place you will have gaps. For those who discover that you simply’re needing further coaching or studying in a specific space, that is the right time to hunt that. I’m a believer in doing analysis and discovering methods to be taught extra each day to sharpen and increase your expertise so that you’ll be prepared for the following step in your career.”

Whereas the LLK Middle primarily works to empower girls within the subject of communications, the convention will assist all professionals in any business and in any stage of their careers work out what comes subsequent. 

“Once I was youthful, I benefited from mentors and those that helped me,” Bertini says. “So, I believe we’ve a duty because the leaders and professionals on this business to assist these simply beginning out to grasp the time that we’re in and provides some tips on the best way to make this a optimistic expertise versus one thing we concern as a result of we are able to’t management it.”

The convention will cowl the whole lot from creating a private model to tips on the best way to transfer up the company ladder and even what it takes to turn into an entrepreneur.

The LLK Middle has been advocating for the development of girls in communication since 2012. The middle works with younger girls advising, mentoring and aiding them as they construct careers in mass communication, so when the leaders on the middle realized what this pandemic was doing to the job market, it instantly struck a chord.

For extra tips from Bertini and Fiske, tune in to the digital workshop, happening through Zoom on June 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The convention is free for anybody locally to affix.


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