The covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the world of work and is meaning that many are having to adjust to new norms, whether this be by working on the frontline, working from home, working in a new job/industry and for some, sadly, it may also mean looking for a new job.

The British Chamber of Commerce quarterly recruitment outlook has reported that 29%* of businesses are expecting to decrease the size of their businesses workforce by October, before the government announce the job retention scheme ends. Although this paints a bit of a gloomy picture, the report does state that some 12%* of companies are expecting to hire, and the Chancellor’s summer statement has outlined measures to help create new roles. We’re not saying it is going to be easy, but the positive news is that we at Corr Recruitment are certainly receiving an increase in requirements from our client base and we’re starting to see more jobs being added to the job boards every day.

*Source: The British Chambers of Commerce quarterly recruitment outlook.  In partnership with Totaljobs.  These stats are based on 7,400 responses from businesses across the UK

Are you looking for a new start? It’s not always easy looking for a new role and can feel overwhelming, especially at the moment. So if you want to find out more about the jobs we have available or would just like some advice, contact your local Corr Recruitment branch to discuss how we can support you with your job search for either the long term or just for the short term.

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In the meantime, here are a few tips on how to stay positive and proactive:

  • Engage your network – Even those organisations who aren’t recruiting right now, as they try to figure out how to navigate through these changing times, will start recruiting again so make sure to continue to relationship build ready for when they are.
  • Take on a temporary role – If you haven’t carried out temporary work before it can be a great way to meet new people and potentially open up the door for something longer term.
  • Practise for phone and video job interviews – these are quite different to the usual interview and take some practise. Your Recruitment Consultant can help with practise sessions or even ask friends or family to help.
  • Your transferable skills – Remember, even if you don’t meet all of the job qualifications it doesn’t mean you can’t get the job. Make sure you highlight your transferable skills.