Adapting to Dynamic Changes in the Job Market

Earlier in December, Stax Chicago partnered with Dress for Success and hosted a virtual workshop entitled “How to Successfully Navigate Your Virtual Job Search.” The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. The job market, interview practices, and technology have changed tremendously since Stax hosted their last Dress for Success workshop in January 2019 and this year there might have been a learning curve on both host and guest fronts.

Utilizing Microsoft Teams, Dress for Success clients virtually gathered with Stax Chicago employees for the two-part event. The first half of the program consisted of LinkedIn 101: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices geared towards making the client’s LinkedIn profiles stand out during job searches. During the second half, Dress for Success clients were matched with Stax employees for 1:1 mock interviews and feedback. As virtual interviews become the new normal, we hope the Dress for Success clients become a little more confident and comfortable navigating both technology and the changing interview process and one step closer to joining a winning team.

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