Topics : It was held on the seventh day of a progressive easing of France’s strict lockdown instituted in mid-March to brake the spread of the virus which has killed more than 27,000 people in France.Under new, looser regulations, people are allowed to leave their homes and travel up to 100 kilometers. But gatherings of more than 10 people remain prohibited as the country seeks to progressively get back to normal without unleashing a new infection wave. At Sunday’s service in eastern France, hard hit by coronavirus, strict rules applied. Catholics in France’s virus hit east on Sunday gathered for their first mass in weeks, praying and singing hymns from the relative safety of their cars.Some 500 believers gathered in Chalons-en-Champagne in about 200 cars parked at least a meter from one another outside the city’s main exhibition hall. “It is a triumph of life,” bishop Francois Touvet told AFP, adding that the initiative was a first for France and went ahead only after the authorities gave special permission. Cars were checked at the entrance to ensure each occupant was wearing a mask and had access to virus-killing hand gel.No more than four people were allowed per car, and no-one was allowed to get out. At the front of the car park, a pulpit complete with a cross and a statue of the Virgin Mary had been erected on a truck trailer, from where Touvet delivered his sermon over a microphone. At the foot of the stage, a dozen priests and deacons sat arranged in a semi-circle, their chairs carefully spaced a safe distance from each other.Worshippers who wished to receive communion were asked to switch on their car’s hazard lights, and to clean their hands with sanitizing gel. Priests wearing face masks, their hands also disinfected, then went around from car to car.”Clean hands give the communion, clean hands receive it,” said Touvet. “An exceptional measure for an exceptional situation.”For Marie-Lorene, a 21-year-old resident of Chalons-en-Champagne, the mass was an opportunity to pray “for all those who have died of coronavirus for all those who fight against coronavirus and then for all the people who help the sick”.Touvet told the faithful they would celebrate Pentecost together at the end of the month, either in church, “or here again”, to worship “in this world wounded and overwhelmed by a small, invisible virus”.
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Online job postings whether on your company careers page or on an online job board are an effective way to reach active job seekers while also providing insights into job specifics as well as your company’s culture and employment brand. These job announcements can serve as third function as they build links and drive very targeted and qualified job seeker traffic to your job openings online. Called SEO, or search engine optimization, recruiters can use what are considered online marketing tactics to extend the life of a traditional online job posting, help increase your company’s search engine page ranking, and reach a very specific audience of job seekers all online.Before SEO, if a recruiter wanted to gain the attention of job seekers, he/she would post and re-post a job opening sometimes every single week to stay on the first page of the job board’s job listings. SEO provides an alternative to this common practice as job seekers are taking their job search beyond the job board and using the power of search engines.With an estimated 226,000,000 searches for the term ‘jobs,’ search engines like Yahoo, Bing, and Google are quickly becoming a job seeker’s job search tool of choice. Knowing this when developing and implementing your recruitment strategy, especially when considering SEO, can put your company at a distinct advantage.Here are 5 tips to get the most out of your job postings:Use Keywords. These are words commonly searched throughout your job opening description. A standard job description will no longer do. Include the city where your job opening in located, commonly searched for word combinations, and even city or certification abbreviations. Check out Google AdWords Keyword Tool to get started. It’s free.Be Bold. After researching your keywords, choose 4-7 combinations you want to focus on. Bold these keywords using larger text to call attention to these word combinations’ importance, as search engines score and evaluate a text’s importance contained with a web page by a number of facts including size, bold, and the number of times it’s used with a web page. Web crawlers see H1 and H2 sized headings first as well as bold keywords, but it is important to not overdo it.Custom url’s. In addition to using keywords within your job announcement copy, I recommend customizing your web addresses to include the city and job title or common keyword. This is just another way to emphasize the importance of the keyword and combinations, but remember to limit your url to just 3-5 additional words after your domain name. Remove common words like ‘the,’ ‘and’, and ‘an’. (Example: wwww.company.com/careers/java-developer-dallas-texas-dfw)Use Video. Search engines love video and web visitors do, too. Videos keep job seekers on the page longer, learning more about your organization, and driving more qualified candidates. Video is great for blogs, job openings on your career site and job board postings. If possible, include a transcript of the video on your website or job posting making your page even more optimized for SEO.Landing Pages. Because job postings come and go, they are removed from the web making SEO a challenge. By using landing pages to help drive candidates for specific positions like those that are hard to fill or are always open, you can drive job seekers to your career page even if you aren’t hiring right now. These landing pages and web addresses are optimized and include keywords making them easily found by web crawlers and job seekers alike.While SEO isn’t a new practice, it is new to the world of recruitment. Just as the web constantly, changes so does search engine optimization. It is a moving target that if used correctly can lower your cost per hire and help you reach job seekers where your competition is not.