Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The New Rules for Landing a Job in the Covid Era

 I am an advertiser great!

In letters boldThe praises of my wares I sound,Prosperity is my estate;The people come,The people goIn one continuous,Surging flow.They buy my goods and come againAnd I'm the happiest of men;And this the reason I relate,I'm an advertiser great!
There is a shop across the wayWhere ne'er is heard a human tread,Where trade is paralyzed and dead,With ne'er a customer a day.The people come,The people go,But never there.They do not knowThere's such a shop beneath the skies,Because he does not advertise!While I with pleasure contemplateThat I'm an advertiser great.[Pg 1102]
The secret of my fortune liesIn one small fact, which I may state,Too many tradesmen learn too late,If I have goods, I advertise.Then people comeAnd people goIn constant streams,For people knowThat he who has good wares to sellWill surely advertise them well;And proudly I reiterate,I am an advertiser great!

The New Rules for Landing a Job in the Covid Era - [paywall and alternate source no paywall] – “It takes luck, creativity and a fresh look at your network of contacts to find a job in the worst labor market in more than a decade. Since the pandemic hit the U.S. hard in March, the economy has lost 13 million jobs, job seekers have seen offers yanked away, and many recent college graduates remain sidelined. But there is reason to be optimistic, albeit cautiously: Many employers are still hiring. More than half of small and midsize companies plan to hire full-time employees this year, according to an August survey of 600 human-resources and finance chiefs by Paycor, an HR software company. And while the percentage of LinkedIn members hired into new jobs fell 7.4% in July compared with the year before, it jumped 57.5% from June, according to LinkedIn’s August Workforce Report. But today’s jobs landscape is wildly different from the red-hot labor market of early 2020. An open position can yield hundreds of applications. Many job interviews are still happening over laptop screens, and companies’ hiring needs are changing as fast as the economic outlook…”

  1. The Psychology of Normative Cognition, by Daniel Kelly and Stephen Setman.
  2. Causation in Physics, by Mathias Frisch.


  1. Indicative Conditionals, by Dorothy Edgington.
  2. Shem Tov Ibn Falaquera, by Steve Harvey.
  3. Abner of Burgos, by Shalom Sadik.
  4. Inverted Qualia, by Alex Byrne.
  5. Aristotle, by Christopher Shields.
  6. William of Sherwood, by Sara L. Uckelman.
  7. Paul Ricoeur, by David Pellauer and Bernard Dauenhauer.
  8. Paul Feyerabend, by John Preston.


  1. Persistence in Time, by Damiano Costa.


  1. Brooks A. Sommerville reviews Philosophy as Drama: Plato’s Thinking through Dialogue (Bloomsbury), by Hallvard Fossheim, Vigdis Songe-Møller, and Knut Agotnes (eds.).

Wireless Philosophy ∅

1000-Word Philosophy 

  1. Feminism Pt. 3: The Dominance Approach, by Chelsea Haramia.
  2. Epistemology, or Theory of Knowledge, by Thomas Metcalf.

Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media

  1. The Wreckage of Philosophy: Carlo Michelstaedter and the Limits of Bourgeois Thought, by Mimmo Cangiano, reviewed by Dylan J. Montanari, at the Los Angeles Review of Books
  2. The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers by Eric Weiner, reviewed by Gabino Iglesias at NPR