Skills that will be necessary to find a job post-COVID-19

Data from LinkedIn suggests soft skills will be the most in-demand as the economy begins to rebuild and 2020 grads look for work.

  • Today's graduates are entering the worst job market since the Great Depression.
  • LinkedIn's annual "Grad's Guide to Getting Hired" report states that soft skills like leadership and communication will be the most in-demand.
  • Even before the coronavirus economy, experts extolled soft skills as critical for tomorrow's work force.
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    Over 400 Ivy League courses are free online right now

    With the coronavirus pandemic upending summer plans, now's the perfect time to learn something new.

  • Although states are reopening, coronavirus has already canceled many summer plans.
  • Ivy League universities and other course providers are offering online courses for free.
  • Free online courses cover a range of academic and personal-growth topics.
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    England rolls out 'Test and Trace' program to combat COVID-19

    The program aims to notify people after they've come in close contact with someone who tested positive.

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    • The program currently involves 25,000 contract tracers who are capable of tracing 10,000 contacts per day.
    • Participation in the program is voluntary, though officials said it may become mandatory if necessary.
    • The program will eventually include a smartphone app that records who you've come in close proximity to.
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    Dr. Fauci: 'Good chance' we have COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020

    Currently, more than 100 COVID-19 vaccines are being developed worldwide.

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    • Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the remarks on April 27 while speaking to CNN.
    • There are currently ten COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials, according to the World Health Organization.
    • A new report warns that people who refuse to get vaccinated could jeopardize the success of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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    Should churches be considered essential businesses?

    A debate is raging inside and outside of churches.

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    • Over 1,200 pastors in California claim they're opening their churches this week against state orders.
    • While church leaders demand independence from governmental oversight, 9,000 Catholic churches have received small business loans.
    • A number of re-opened churches shut back down after members and clergy became infected with the novel coronavirus.
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