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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.
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.
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.
You have your name staring back at you, your address, your email address and your telephone number (will address why this shouldn't be here in a later article). What goes next?
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?
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