Virtual Workplace

The virtual workplace has launched and will continue to trend upwards.  Learn how to navigate this terrain here.


Virtual Recruitment

Expect that an increasing number of employers will screen candidates virtually during the Coronavirus outbreak, and possibly beyond.  Not all industries are downsizing, stay focused on your goals and things you can be doing to remain a viable candidate.

Remember that this shift is a big change for many employers as well.  Exercise patience and respect for new processes as they navigate new systems as well.  This article can help you to understand how much change they might be experiencing.

Check out Virtual Career Fairs here or in the Events tab in Handshake.


Virtual Interviews

When preparing for a job interview, it’s not enough to only read advice – you need to put that advice into practice!  Big Interview isn’t just a training course.  You’ll also get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job and experience level.  Features include expert coaching with cutting edge information about interview best practices, access to over 140 interviews, and the ability to practice general, behavioral and technical questions while crafting great responses using the “Answer Builder” tool.

Start now!  Big Interview is free to all Pitt students.

Virtual Communication

There are fundamental differences between virtual communication and face-to-face communication.  This would be a good time to practice virtual communication with friends using platforms like Skype, Zoom, or Facetime.  Pay attention to your remote presence.

Remote Work

Working from home requires new levels of self-discipline, time management, and communication skills.  From creating space and investing in technology, to setting boundaries and understanding expectations, you may need to work harder than ever, but you also might be able to unload the dishwasher between meetings.  These articles may be able to help you with settling into a remote position.