More than maybe any other point in modern history, the jobs market is currently extremely competitive – largely due to the economic uncertainty of the coronavirus.
The most recent unemployment rate – for June to August – was 4.5%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). That is an increase of 0.4% over the previous three months and means that 1.5million people were unemployed in this period. With a second lockdown now confirmed, that number is expected to increase drastically.
So, setting yourself apart from the torrent of good talent in the market at the moment is absolutely key. This means investing fully in every stage of the recruitment process and training yourself on the skills that you’ll need to succeed where others fail.
But what do employers want to hear right now?