The media will have you believe that jobs of any kind in London have dried up in the wake of pandemic, furlough, and lockdown. We decided to put our ear to the ground and ask some of the many candidates on our books how confident they feel about securing a new job in the current climate.
I’m not waiting
“I’m a new graduate,” Birmad told us. “Lots of my friends have gone home, almost with their tail between their legs, and are taking jobs flipping burgers, or in retail, believing there’s nothing out there for them. I won’t accept that; I want to get on with my career. I realise it’s harder for my generation of graduates than some previous ones, but Love Success has shown me that there are opportunities out there. I’m ready!”
I admit I’m worried
Laura admits to having concerns. “I was made redundant from a job I’d been in for seven years just a few weeks ago,” she explains. “Among my former colleagues, none of us feels confident. Having been through redundancy recently, I guess it’s easy to feel negative about the jobs market, but my consultant at Love Success has been brilliant and very patient. She’s been showing me that there are options out there.”
I’m ignoring the news
“I’ve given up listening to news headlines,” Cath confesses. “It’s all doom and gloom. Out of my friends and colleagues, I don’t know anyone who’s all that worried. Life is going back to normal, and so I figure it’s a good time to look for a new job. I’d planned to look for a new job in the spring but then lockdown hit, so I’ve already been delayed.”
I feel confident
Will was very upbeat. “I recently achieved my professional qualifications,” he says. “My current employer has promoted me, but I don’t see where I can go from here. It’s time for me to move to a larger business with more opportunities. I know I’m good at what I do, and with qualifications under my belt, I now feel that I’ll be very attractive to employers. I figure that if I believe in myself more than I worry about the wider market, then I’ll succeed.”
I’m keeping my options open
“I feel confident about finding a new job,” states Charlotte. “However, I guess I’m being more open about what that job will be. I need to change jobs as I hate the culture at my current workplace. To me, it’s more important to find the right culture and fit, rather than land a specific role. Looking for office support jobs in London, I feel I can be quite open in terms of the roles I show interest in.”
It’s hard, but not impossible
Sheila is in the process of being made redundant. She’s reconsidering what to do with her future and so wants to find temp work. “I thought I’d look for temporary jobs in office support,” she explains. “I knew it wasn’t going to be easy in the current climate, but it’s going okay. There are quite a few options out there for temps, but they vary enormously. I want to find a three-month temp job I can do from home whilst deciding what to do next. It’s hard, but it’s not impossible.”
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