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Twitter Breaks Down The Top Questions Every Job Seeker Should Be Asking Right Now

This Twitter user just gave us a full breakdown of how to navigate job hunting in the age of the Internet and the coronavirus.

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Picture this: the year is 2020. You've finally taken that leap of faith and decided to make a major transition. You sign up for the free trial of LinkedIn Premium and you've got you're resume locked and loaded.

And then boom. A global pandemic hits and halts the hiring process at companies worldwide.

If you or someone you love is unemployed and scared AF, this Twitter user just gave us a full breakdown of how to navigate job hunting in the age of the Internet and the coronavirus, and with the increasing number of company layoffs across the country, we are taking all of the notes.

In an informative thread, Career Coach, Dr. Latesha Byrd just gave us the tea on the questions every job seeker should be asking right now because "you have every right to know where you stand." The Charlotte-based CEO wrote:

"If you're in the midst of interviewing or negotiating offers with companies or maybe you've already accepted one & slated to start soon. Reach out to the company. You have every right to know where you stand. Here's a list of questions you'll want to ask."

As curfews go into effect and self-quarantine becomes mandatory, Latesha encourages job-seekers to keep the faith and noted that HR professionals at companies like Lowes, American Express, and Netflix are still hiring and have simply gone digital. Once you've been chosen for an interview (which you will be, because you're dope), Latesha stressed the importance of asking exactly how the pandemic affects your position:

"For interviewers: Will my scheduled on-site interview be changed to a virtual interview? If so, which technology will we be using so I can familiarize myself with the system? Also, will there be any major changes in the interview schedule itself as the company work approach changes?"

While asking the hard questions are never easy, Latesha also had some advice for those who may have secured the job but not the start date:

"If [your] start date is changed, how will this impact/affect compensation (you've got the job - you need to know). Make sure you save/read the offer letter and the entire compensation package. Also, check the company site/social media for updates to stay informed."

Latesha also suggested that job-seekers keep a copy of their questions and concerns on deck while being interviewed:

"It's most def cool to have these questions written down in a notebook & take notes during the interview. Also, have notes written on your personal resume copy that you can reference when speaking on your experience."

For more tips from Latesha's Twitter feed on how to slay your next interview, scroll below:

For more Latesha, follow her on Instagram @Latesha_Byrd.

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