The “COVID-effect” has become a common term to describe things that are different now due to COVID. Some things are comical, like the “Quarantine-15”, but others are uplifting, like how we genuinely celebrate when anyone gets a new job.
Finding a job is difficult in the best of times and has been even more daunting during this pandemic and high unemployment. But companies are still hiring! Eightfold.ai launched the Talent Exchange because we recognized that society needs a robust, easy, and scalable way for people who are searching for work to match with jobs at companies that are still hiring, even if it’s in a different industry. This previous article explains how artificial intelligence platforms help people expand their expectation of what’s possible by showing them that their skills are transferable.
The pandemic has also taught us all that we need to be nimble, adaptable, and proactive. These are three traits that describe Joshua, an individual who was furloughed and joined the Talent Exchange after hearing about it from his former employer. He shared his story with us and explained what he did to leverage the platform’s suggestion capabilities, and ultimately find a new job!
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