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COVID IMPACT ON EXPERIENCED JOB SEEKERS - Shared screen with speaker view
Patricia Delaunay
10:28
Good morning from Orange County, Ca everybody. So appreciative of this webinar. Thank you!
Pamela Dake
10:41
Hello to everyone. Pamela Dake with OP Cre8tor. So glad to be here and learn some pertinent info....
Christopher Kidd
12:40
Let's get a generation check. Type B for Boomers, X for X-Gen and M for Millenials
Christopher Belt
13:11
Older M
Marijo Lewandowski
13:12
B
Patricia Delaunay
13:15
Gen-X here!
Pamela Dake
13:21
Thanks for the recording...
Darci Barnhart
13:22
gen X
Hannah Vince
13:32
m
Constance Russo
13:32
Hi! I am a Boomer. Recently laid off due to economic reasons.
Lindsay Mendez
13:47
M
Wendy Moises
13:51
Gen X here - hello from Massachusetts
Andrea Sittler
13:53
M
Eric Osborn
14:10
X
Pamela Dake
15:03
No worries, I feel as though I've worked hard to have the honor of "older" included with my name....
Diana Stephens
15:20
Young baby boomer here from Chicago
Vivienne Rottman
15:39
Gen X from NYC
Micheline Ip
21:16
Hi everyone from Los Angeles..........
astrid H
21:20
Gen-X from freelance in Mexico (sorry if it repeats, updated my settings)
astrid H
21:30
Todd helped me craft my first resume :)))
Kelly Simpson
22:33
X in LA
Constance Russo
32:58
Great insight on salary ranges. I get asked about salary expectations... I am open to a lower salary and tough to state any expectations!
Darci Barnhart
33:06
freelance rates in NYC for technical designers has definitely dropped in the last 15yrs
Ellen Brys
34:06
Agreed on freelance rates being low already before all this happened.
Vivienne Rottman
34:19
as a merchandiser I’ve seen merch positions being combined with planning and or sales
Marjan Vafaie
37:15
I’m personally tired of looking at a screen and want that tactile visual experience
Pamela Dake
38:39
It's very difficult, if impossible to replace the human contact factor....
dawn Deisler
42:17
As a Senior Designer, my level has dried up. I am looking at Designer positions with the same qualifications I have. How can I adjust my resume so that companies will look at me? Willing to take a pay cut.
Patricia Delaunay
43:00
+1 for Dawn's question above.
Darci Barnhart
44:38
same to above, I applied for a job which reported to someone that used to work in my Dept at a lower level then me. they won’t contact me, I have too much experience
dawn Deisler
46:04
Can you help to advise what these new resume layouts are?
Ellen Brys
46:19
You can definitely take dates off your resume, but they can see you are older when you show up. A lot of what an older person comes up against is company culture. They feel uncomfortable with an older employee if you are over 50.
Darci Barnhart
47:02
take dates off of employment, too? or just schooling?
Marijo Lewandowski
48:15
I took off just my school dates. Rule of thumb for employment dates is not to go back more than 20 years--some even say 15.
Andrea Nimberger
50:50
The issue is also that so many of the accounts no longer exist so even if I did $50 million w/ 3 accounts and built a successful biz, if those accounts are all gone, whats my selling point?
Aaron Byun
51:01
What about those who do not have experience of working at well known companies? I feel that candidates from well known companies bring much more attentions than those who don't. But I don't believe that necessarily means they have better skillset
Pamela Dake
52:49
Good question Aaron....
Philippe Carballo
54:20
not including old experiences might lead to question about gap in the career? Thanks
Diana Horvat
54:56
completely agree with Todd. I stayed 8 years with one company, 14 years with other company.
Ellen Brys
55:12
Most younger employees do not stay for many years. That is now standard to just have 2 years at a position. Plus you will never move up in most companies - you need to leave to make more money and get a higher position. No employers have any loyalty for you to stay.
Diana Horvat
55:43
Can we have all panelists contact info?
Ashley Thompson
55:44
agreed with Ellen!
Christopher Belt
55:47
Agree with Ellen.
Patricia Delaunay
56:06
Job hopping points well taken, but what if you've been unfortunate in working for some brands that shutter soon after you arrive???
Keira Shanta
56:08
yes to Ellen!
Wendy Moises
56:29
Agree with Ellen. Lots of companies don't reward loyalty/longevity, so people don't stay as long
Darci Barnhart
56:45
I’m not a job hopper, but I’ve had 5 jobs in the last 4 years. NYC has been rough on the apparel industry. is this problematic for employers? previously I was at 2 well known companies for 17 years
Christopher Kidd
57:23
Contact info for the panelists...
Christopher Kidd
57:26
https://stylecareers.com/career-fair
Kelly Simpson
57:43
Agreed, do you list jobs that shuttered on you less than a year after you were hired (3 months in my case)? or does it look like a gap in your employment?
Andrea Sittler
58:26
How difficult is it to change industries?
Patricia Delaunay
58:32
I've taken several jobs in the last ten years where I've had every intention of these being long-term roles, only to have the rug pulled out from under me for reasons that had absolutely nothing to do with my performance.
Darci Barnhart
58:59
Patricia, same
Michele Borden
59:21
`Patricia, same
Ashley Thompson
59:32
Patricia, same
Patricia Delaunay
59:37
So while I truly respect Todd's wisdom and expertise, I'm so saddened to hear he might dismiss my resume.
Audrey Weaver
59:55
I asked earlier about 3d garment fitting any info on that?
dawn Deisler
01:00:08
How do you tailor your resume to a specific position when you are applying for several postings? You need to update Linked in as well. If the job titles are different is that an issue?
Diana Horvat
01:00:12
Very good points Todd!
Michelle Lisanti
01:00:28
Audrey that is big now-#D tech too.
Diana Horvat
01:00:39
3D is big now agree
Darci Barnhart
01:01:09
how to get 3D experience?
Vanessa Arthur
01:01:21
Are you seeing companies looking for designers with current technology 3D modeling software ie CLO3d skills/experience?
Michelle Lisanti
01:01:23
Online courses
SHANNON DICKSON
01:01:26
I'm using this time in between jobs to learn new programs including SketchUp
astrid H
01:01:28
Browzwear has an open Indie program
astrid H
01:01:35
For 3D rendering
SHANNON DICKSON
01:01:42
Yes and Bowzwear
Diana Horvat
01:01:42
There are several 3D softwares: Clo 3D, Browzwear, Optitex
Diana Horvat
01:02:13
Clo 3 D has classes on youtube, check them out
Christopher Healey
01:02:56
I was at Donna Karan 10 years and still no work for what I did...
Diana Horvat
01:03:11
is a very tough job market now
elisa Hay
01:03:16
Todd is making a very good point.
Christopher Belt
01:04:15
Great Topic!
Aaron Byun
01:04:35
Thank you so much for sharing valuable insights
Andrea Sittler
01:05:01
Thank you all so much! This was very very helpful!
Diana Horvat
01:05:13
Thank you all!
Lindsay Mendez
01:05:17
Thanks y’all for the information and your time!
Diana Horvat
01:05:21
Very good points!
Pamela Dake
01:05:23
Thank you for this most beneficial info. Good luck to all and stay safe out there....
Michele Borden
01:05:27
Thank you all for this informative session
Vanessa Arthur
01:05:27
thanks for your time everyone!
Hannah Vince
01:05:29
Thank you so much!!!!! so helpful!
Michelle Lisanti
01:05:31
Thank you! This was very helpful!
Tim Ceci
01:05:31
Many thanks.
Christopher Belt
01:05:42
Talk about them works in all situations.
Barbara Wallace
01:05:48
thank you so much!
Ellen Brys
01:05:50
Thank you
SHANNON DICKSON
01:05:56
Thank you and good luck everyone! Stay safe!!
Diana Horvat
01:06:04
Good luck everyone!
Micheline Ip
01:06:04
Thanks for all the advice!
Amanda Vlavianos
01:06:20
Thank you everyone!
Audrey Weaver
01:06:59
Than you everyone for your input !
Diana Horvat
01:07:07
Agree with no typos!
Amanda Vlavianos
01:07:07
Typos?!?! *cringe*
Audrey Weaver
01:07:16
Thank you everyone!
Christopher Belt
01:07:20
Some designers can’t see the typo.
Wendy Moises
01:07:28
Thanks everyone!!!
Michael Canavan
01:07:50
Thank you all. Appreciate your time for this.
SUSIE CHEN
01:07:59
Thank you! Good luck to everyone out there!
Jason Thomas
01:08:11
Thank you all for the advice, and best of luck to everyone's job search.
Michelle Spar
01:08:18
Thank you to the panelists!
Linda Delgado
01:08:18
Thank you all!