It’s that time of year again. Time to take a moment to look back at the previous twelve months and all the changes. At CareerBeacon, we like to do this through the lens of the career news and issues that grabbed our attention the most throughout the year. So, we’ve gone back through the archives to look at our most read story for each month of 2020 to grab a snapshot of what the mood was like at that moment.
Who knew? Covid-19 and the idea of a global pandemic hadn’t crossed our minds at the outset of 2020. So, naturally many people were looking to their New Years’ resolutions to improve their careers. Our top story from January 2020 was:
February was still before the big events of the world had begun to impact most Canadians. More of us were looking for classic career advice about writing stellar resumes and winning job interviews. We had some tips. February’s most read story on CareerBeacon:
Things were changing by the month of March, and jobs were being affected. People who were looking for work or trying to make a change began to wonder where the opportunities would be while the coronavirus outbreak was taking hold. That’s why our most viewed post was:
The first wave lockdown was in effect by the outset of spring 2020, and people were starting to get cabin fever. Our top story was:
In May many of us would traditionally have been planning our summer travels and vacations or looking for summer jobs. This year we were wondering what summer would look like and if there would be any vacations at all. Our most read story:
Our local New Brunswick readers were pleased to see that their province was doing the best in Canada towards bringing the outbreak under control in June. The most popular post on CareerBeacon:
The first wave seemed to be winding down by summer, and it looked like there would be a new crop of opportunities on the horizon. Here’s what we were reading:
It can be hard to predict or plan for the future when so much is changing around the world. Perhaps that’s why so many readers were looking for advice on how to answer a classic job interview question. August’s top post:
Job interviews make many of us nervous, and this year we were conducting an increasing number of them via video chat. This can make it much more challenging to make an impression. Readers were looking for help:
By now, many people had realized that working from home was here to stay – at least for the foreseeable future. So, if you are in between jobs, how so you land a gig at a workplace you can’t even go into? Our most popular story offered some advice:
The pandemic isn’t over, and by November it became apparent that it was affecting our career – and our paycheques. CareerBeacon’s most read post:
By the beginning of this month, we were looking forward to the new year and the opportunities that would be on the horizon for 2021. Fortunately, a report came out identifying one sector that would be looking for a large number of workers over the next five years.