Firstly people on furlough
Being visible is so important during furlough – perhaps try volunteering to show future employers you’re adaptable and self motivated. You never know who you might meet along with acquiring new skills
New job –seeker
You may have been thinking of a job change before the pandemic and that now isn’t a good time to be looking for a new job although this would be a good time to make a start – start networking with old colleagues/contacts to not miss out on an opportunity. Update your CV and Linked In and social media. Brush up on your digital skills too – there’s lots of free courses online available.
Thinking of changing your career
Many have been wondering if they will have a job to go back to or they have been thinking of making a career change. Use this time to think about what you want from a role, your strengths, core values, motivation to make your dream job come alive. Again lots of free online courses.
Having children learning at home means you could brush up some skills alongside them. Perhaps learn a language or try some art. You might discover a passion or talent you never knew you had!
Time spent away from the normal stress of life means many people come up with new ideas and a gap in the market. Use the time to research and understand whats already out there. Portfolio careers have been on the increase and many employers now especially post covid will consider more part-time workers. Your new business could be a sideline while it takes off.
If you are seeking career coaching then please do not hesitate to contact 1-1 Recruitment either by email hello@1-1recruitment or either office number 01256 336100 or 01962 865152.