Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 pandemic, many found themselves without a job and there are now more people than ever looking for work. The lack of jobs and high concentration of people in need of employment makes it really hard for everyone. There are things you can do to boost your chances of finding a job that you may enjoy or at least have experience in. Read on for some tips.
- Contact the National Careers Service. They can help you identify your skills, and can even help you make your CV as good as it can be. They can also show how to search for jobs in a way that is more useful than mindless scrolling on Indeed. (Hint: Google has an inbuilt job search with filters!)
- Come up with a job search plan, so that each day you look for a different specific job according to your skillset. For example, if you have teaching experience and experience working with children, today you could look for teaching jobs, and tomorrow you could look for social work jobs such as an inclusion officer.
- Sign up to a procurement recruitment agency once you have your CV. They can do the job searching for you. I recommend Procurement Recruitment agency Talent Drive as they can help you identify your skills and look for relevant jobs in your area that suit your experience.
- Finally, do not underestimate the power of word of mouth. Tell people you know that are searching, and if they ever hear of a job vacancy, they will likely notify you or, if you are lucky, recommend you if it is at their workplace.