Day: November 22, 2020

How to make the most out of virtual networking

COVID19 has been a tough time for many of us. Especially for those who are looking to shift their role or go for a new one entirely.

But, with 85% of jobs being filled through networking alone, getting sociable is essential to your career.

With the ‘new normal’ ensuring that face-to-face events are off the cards, virtual networking has become the easiest way to secure yourself a pay-rise or a brand-new job entirely. But how do you actually succeed at virtual networking? What can you do to stand out from the screen?

The Basics

While these tips can differ from event to event, there are a few things that you can do to improve your networking experience:

–        Follow the event hashtag on social media

This allows you to stay in the loop about any interesting discussions or event updates

–        Create a great profile

Some events will allow you

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Marks & Spencer to open 400 stores to midnight for Christmas

Marks & Spencer will keep 400 stores open until midnight in Christmas week as desperate high street retailers scramble to recoup billions of pounds of sales lost to lockdown restrictions.

The UK’s biggest clothing retailer said its “longest-ever” store opening hours would kick in on Monday 21 December, with two-thirds of its 600 shops opening until midnight for a run of three days. Unlike many of its rivals M&S’s shops are currently open; however; government rules means it has been forced to close off its clothing floors.

Last year just 15 of M&S’s stores stayed open until midnight. The three midnight shopping days are expected to be the biggest sales days of the year, with the move described as giving customers “extra time to grab groceries and final gifts”.

The current lockdown restrictions have forced non-essential shops to close in England and, from Friday evening, in parts of Scotland. The

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Tough call for new leader

The WA Liberal Party will go into next March’s State election with the least experienced leadership team in the party’s history, in what is shaping as a desperate strategy to ‘save the furniture’.  The challenge will be to take the fight up to the Labor Government.… Read More

Skift hires Russell, Muñoz for airlines coverage

Ned Rusell

Travel industry news site Skift has hired Edward “Ned” Russell from The Points Guy as an airlines reporter.

Russell will write for Skift and the newsletter Airline Weekly. Previously, he wrote for FlightGlobal and FinanceAsia. Russell, who has a wide following among aviation professionals, will be based in Washington, D.C.

Skift also hired freelancer Ruthy Muñoz as a contributor focused on airlines.

Muñoz is a former National Association of Black Journalists Fellow with Reuters, and currently writes for palabra, the in-house publication for the NAHJ. Muñoz is a U.S. Army veteran and a former flight attendant. She will split her time between Houston and Florida.

Ruthy Munoz

Separately, Senior Analyst Jay Shabat, a co-founder of Airline Weekly, is leaving Skift to pursue a new undisclosed opportunity. Skift purchased the 16-year-old subscription newsletter in 2018. On Thursday, Skift held its first Skift Aviation Forum as an

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