Back in March the world, as we knew it, completely changed and the UK along with so many other countries went into lockdown, due to a spread in Coronavirus. We were all told to stay home to save lives and as a result the work place also went remote. People started working from their bedrooms, kitchens and anywhere they could find to escape the chaos of suddenly having everyone at home.
Sometimes finding a new role can become a numbers game. And sometimes you get an interview straight away
Since the coronavirus outbreak, remote working has become the new norm, with the Office of National Statistics noting that almost 50% of employees were working from home in the UK. Globally, the virus has affected many occupations and highlighted how many office jobs can now be completed in remote settings. For those that are not used to working independently, there are many skills that can be developed through this new working environment, ones that can be showcased in job applications and in the interview process. With the economic impact of the Covid-19 being felt worldwide, here is how you can utilise remote working skills to your advantage in your job search.
As you are approaching the end of your studies or have already graduated, you have probably been thinking “What next?” Friends and family have likely asked what your plans are for your future and you may be sitting there thinking, “I really haven’t a clue”. If you have come to visit us here then you must have decided that you want to begin your career, so here are a few options open to you.
Choosing a career in the Health care system makes you part of a rapidly expanding and thriving industry. Although, physicians and healthcare workers have many challenges to overcome, like the uncertainties and complexities of value-based care and the increasing cases of physician’s burnout, occupations in healthcare are still extremely personally and financially rewarding. New technologies and daily challenges of electronic health records, may be speeding up retirement for many doctors, creating many employment positions for those coming through the ranks.
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Our career provides, for many, the most important contribution towards our lives. You will spend more time interacting with your colleagues than your own family. One of the hardest skills to master is leaving work at the office and not bringing it home with you - and with technology today this is only exponentially increasing year by year.
Life is full of sweeping choices, some calculated, others forced. Before you know it, you have reached a crucial chapter of life which will dictate your future to a greater degree than you can imagine. Looking back now on an extensive career in Tier 1 banking, I immediately jump back to my time back at school and university - the pressure of the choices I needed to make then, now feels humbling yet at the time were persistent and extremely stressful.
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." The next time you're on the way to a job interview, remember this quote.
Many different activities have changed in our life due to Covid-19. It has not only changed our life, but this virus has also disturbed our working environments in many ways.
Working remotely has become more and more of a trend in recent years, with companies looking to cut their overheads and the development of modern technology, a meeting can be held via video call with people from all round the world in one virtual room with documents being held digitally for all of the team to access.
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Imagine you’ve had a lay off - this is not a deal breaker when applying for a new job. This is more the reason to write a cover letter where you can put this in to context, how you used the time, the skills you developed, and so on.
Making sure you have ticked all of the boxes when applying for a role, and sprucing up a CV with a relevant cover letter before application.
This is a big debate in the future of work, and what exactly are the skills that we will need? With increasing digitialization, every job will have a digital component to it. Therefore, digital skills are crucial. In the areas of cloud, there's likely to be more need for skills in AI and robotics; this is an increasing reality.
An example of a parallel job to a primary job might be something like a “side gig” or a “side hustle”. But how are these viewed by a potential employer?
Careers have their ups and downs. Often this can be driven by changes in the macro market, but this is generally personal. Many of us rely on our identity from work. Work provides us with a sense of social interaction and productivity that we desperately need - and remote work may not give us that full requirement.
Everyone has been guilty of under or overusing bullet points and getting the balance right can be the difference between engaging the hiring manager in your accomplishments or having your CV swiftly left to one side. Remember, it’s your CV and you need to be comfortable with it and should ignore any advice you don't like.
Investments Banks have a long history for wealth creation (and sometimes the opposite) and the preconcept of the role of Investment banks in the financial markets has gone through a large change in the last 20 years, even more so in the last 2 years. Lets find out who they are, what they do and what careers they offer.
There will be all sorts of official reminders from HR, horror stories spoke in whispers by colleagues and generally speaking, some pretty valid reasons why you should never get involved with someone you work with.
It doesn’t matter what kind of setback you have to deal with in your career, whether you’ve had your contract terminated, seen a project you invested in, crash and burn, or just generally not performed to the standards that were expected of you, you have to deal with your setbacks and move on.
Internships are a great way of getting appropriate, invaluable and best of all, paid work experience. But competition for places is very high usually, especially at larger, better-known companies. Internships can also be quite expensive for those who are having to move location in order to work in said role, and as you can expect to not be earning as much as a full-time employee, this can cause problems of its own.
Wherever we choose to work nowadays is increasingly being influenced by what kind of lifestyle we can expect to come with our job. Granted, not everyone is afforded the luxury of having much choice in what they do for a living, whether by professional experience or living circumstances.
Whether you are looking for your first job or looking to change the one you are in, you always want to maximise your options, and applying for as many jobs as possible is the way a lot of people tend to go about that. Logically, the more jobs you apply to the greater your chances are of getting hired but, is this a flawed approach?
It is important for any person to have a full comprehension of what our individual strengths and weaknesses are, as a person. Now of course, it’s easy to identify somethings with hindsight, or with helpful and constructive feedback from others, but what is far more difficult is trying to identify your strengths and weaknesses yourself.
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