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So, You've Quit Your Job

Here are the tech tools that can help you land a new one

For Patrick Moran, who put in his two weeks’ notice at the end of October, job hunting has become a web of confusion given his unfamiliarity with professional networking online.

Moran, who is a production manager of a doughnut bakery in Rhode Island, said he has been struggling with constant turnover in staffing, long hours that start at 2 a.m., no benefits and stress that got worse during the pandemic. Now he’s hoping to land a job that will meet a few basic requests: allow him to sit down in an office, work normal hours and have some benefits. But the job search has been tough, and cold applying to jobs on company websites and online professional networking site LinkedIn has been relatively fruitless for him.

"I have no interest [in the food service industry] anymore because of everything that has happened. My mental health has already suffered enough," said Moran, who received a four-year degree in baking and pastry and has spent his entire career in the same industry. "I feel like your grandma on Facebook," he said about using digital tools to job hunt.

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