How to network, connect and keep your career cranking amid COVID-19

Experts share five tangible ways to remain relevant and indispensable in this difficult job market.

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The global economy might seem nightmarish right now, but golden opportunities await those with the fortitude to adapt, speak up and reach out.

That’s the consensus of an esteemed panel of HR and communication pros who shared insights at Communications Week’s 2020 kickoff virtual event, “Career Connections: What You Need to Succeed in a COVID-19 Environment.”

The webinar, moderated by Ragan Communications CEO Diane Schwartz, featured career coach Stacey Staaterman; Tiffany Francis, chief people officer at Magnite; and Stephanie Howley, EVP of global talent management at BCW.

“Things are transforming before our very eyes,” Schwartz said, pointing out not all change is bad. Communicators are in prime position to gain more respect and prove their worth.

“We’re going through a big awakening as a culture,” Staaterman said, which requires bold communicators who are willing to initiate and facilitate tough conversations. They must also be willing to build alliances—internally and externally.

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