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.
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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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.
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.
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