We're proud to share that TopResume's career expert, Amanda Augustine, took part in Amazon Career Day 2020!

Each year, Amazon hosts a career day focused on helping prospective employees understand what it's like and what it takes to work at Amazon. 

Normally, Career Day is held in person and is focused primarily on only Amazon.

But this year, like so many other things in our lives, things were different. 

A challenging job market changed Career Day

The job market changed overnight because of COVID-19. Amazon surveyed workers across the country and found people coast-to-coast are looking for new opportunities and looking to improve their skills. 

Due to this incredible amount of change, Amazon's Career Day went virtual — and the company broadened the focus of the event so that the day's content and activities could be beneficial to all job seekers, not just those looking for a role at Amazon. (However, it should be noted, Amazon is working on filling thousands of roles nationwide across all departments — they are hiring for 30,000 roles in corporate positions and have 100,000 open jobs in operations)

The virtual event featured an all-star lineup of speakers, including television host Karamo Brown and NASA astronaut Leland Brown. Our own Amanda Augustine spoke on how to stand out in the hiring process and building your personal brand online

Events like this are incredibly important in helping job seekers develop a game plan and feel confident about their path. A lot of people are claiming unemployment for the first time ever and, therefore, may not know where to start.

- Amanda Augustine

You can watch Amanda's panel and learn from recaps of several of the career day speeakers on the Amazon Career Day content hub

TopResume is here to help you succeed

TopResume is also committed to helping you navigate the job market — before, during, and after this challenging time. 

Some resources you as a job-seeker might find helpful are linked to and summarized below.

Resources for In-Demand Job Skills You Can Learn Online

We offer a summary of virtual classes and certifications you can do from home that can help give your resume a boost. The best part? In many cases, these classes are completely free. 

Virtual Networking: Making Connections Online

How do you meet new career connections and network during an age of lockdowns and social distancing? Our guide offers help, tips, and ideas. 

What Should I Do If I Lost My Job Because of the Coronavirus? 

Our career expert offers a plan to getting back on your feet after a sudden job loss during these challenging times. And remember — it's okay to take some time to breathe and grieve if you're faced with a job loss you weren't expecting. 

Our Career Advice section also has an abundance of knowledge for you to take advantage of as you continue your job hunt. Your success is our success — we are committed to making sure you're equipped with the tools to conquer the job market. 

Want to make sure your resume is ready for a new job search? Let us help with a free resume critique!

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