The Covid 19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the global economy. Across the world, lives have suddenly been transformed, with millions of people left jobless. In the UK, we’re experiencing the same reduction in employment. Statistics suggest that in June 2019, the number of workers on pay roll salaries dropped by 600,000.

The UK job market has shrunk dramatically with job vacancies lower than they have been for three years. If you’ve been made redundant due to Covid 19, you may be wondering what to do next. To help you get back into employment, here are three ways to repurpose your skills for a more positive career.

Optimise your transferable skills

Transferable skills or ‘soft’ skills are abilities which can be used in numerous sectors and are viewed as a great attribute by potential employers. Have a think about what you can offer a new employer and what sets you apart from other candidates. Start by writing down a list of your transferrable skills and adding them to your CV. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Organisation
  • Mentoring
  • Communication
  • Delegation
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Critical Thinking
  • Team Working
  • Creativity

Think of examples where you’ve used your transferable skills in previous employment so that you’re ready to impress in your next interview.

Embrace the changes in society

The Covid pandemic has transformed society. Certain areas of the UK economy such as retail and leisure have been hardest hit. Other sectors, however, have grown massively due to knew consumer habits. Pursuing a career in any of the following areas may turn out to be a shrewd career choice:

  • Logistics
  • Telecoms
  • Construction
  • Home Improvements
  • Healthcare
  • Driving and Delivery

When considering roles in these sectors, remember that each of these areas of employment need both managerial and hands-on workers. A logistics company for example will need warehouse staff, drivers, office workers, managers, and qualified personnel.

Join a recruitment agency

If you want to increase your chances of finding new work, joining a recruitment agency is an excellent decision. Working with an agency such as PPR will help you connect with potential employers in your sector. If you’ve any experience working in the construction industry, we can help you find regular employment post-pandemic.

If you’d like to find out more about registering with PPR, contact us today. Call us on 01895 808188 or send us a message online .