Like the rest of the world, COVID-19 terrifies me.
I'm worried about my family. My community. The local economy. The global economy. My partner is a mental health nurse who might get redeployed to the ICU. My mom just shut down her personal training business after 25 years.
The virus is everywhere, and no one can predict what will happen next.
All these anxieties, yet I am in the most fortunate position possible. I can work from home. I'm healthy. The rent will get paid.
I can't imagine what millions of people are experiencing now, and millions more will experience in the next few months.
Already companies are laying off thousands of employees, with some predicting US unemployment could reach 30%. These numbers are staggering. 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and will be looking for work in a desperate time.
The least we can do is help where we can.
Starting today, we're making VisualCV Pro (our paid plan) free for anyone that has been impacted by COVID-19 and cannot afford to upgrade.
This will give you access to all our premium resume templates, resume analytics, and the ability to create custom resumes for each job application. To learn more, simply create a VisualCV account.
We're all trying to navigate this together. At VisualCV, we'll be doing our best to share more content and resources on how to approach your job search in a time like this.
Stay healthy (and please stay inside!)
James is the CEO of VisualCV. He has spent the last 10 years building businesses, from window cleaning to software. His passion is helping individuals create the careers they want.
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