Coronavirus and the lockdown have hit jobs severely. BBC Radio WM are making a difference by trying to find £10m of work. They mention job vacancies, so listen out. Spread the word to anyone you know is looking, even if you are not.
More details on their website here
Many people change career in mid-life, whether by choice or necessity. But a change later in life can also be successful with forethought and planning.
Read more in our latest newsletter
LinkedIn was originally set up as a recruitment system, yet many job seekers make poor use of it.
Our latest newsletter covers using LinkedIn for attracting recruiters, and is full of useful tips. Read it here Careers NewsletterV11N2
Our latest newsletter cover our Top 10 Tips to Cope with Job Transition (and details of some people hiring) is now available here.
Brumpod Episode 21 with guest Martin “The Warrior” Warrilow is now available on all good podcast platforms. Martin tells the affecting story of his stroke, the trigger of stress, and of his campaigning for stroke awareness.
During lockdown there are many still working and rushed off their feet. Others are working at home reasonably normally, but millions have been furloughed.
Take the time at the very least to update your CV to reflect what you have achieved recently. It is also worth taking a step back to consider what story it tells, and what impression you want to give.
You never know when you might need it, particularly in the present climate.
Last week I was in a room with half a dozen people about to start temporary work. (The reason will become obvious over the next few posts).
What struck me was that they included a long term temp (3 years with one company) and two airline cabin crew. Despite all the news about coronavirus and its effects on jobs, I have seen very little about its effects on temps and seasonal workers. Yet they are not being furloughed but dismissed or not taken on at all. And seasonal workers may lose the entire season before there is some semblance of normality. That can mean a career gone.