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On Furlough? Here's How to Focus on Personal Development

On Furlough? Here's How to Focus on Personal Development

If you have been furloughed due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, it’s bound to leave you with worries about your future career. While the furlough scheme means you can’t do any work for your employer, you can use this time to work on your personal development and plan for future career opportunities.

Polish your CV

If you haven’t updated your CV with your most recent experience, now is the perfect time to do it. It might not be the ideal time to start job hunting but it will mean you’re prepared for future career opportunities. There are plenty of other job search activities you could do while you’re at it including checking out recruiters in your industry, brushing up on interview questions and preparing cover letter templates.

Update your LinkedIn profile

With recruitment now more digital than ever, your extra time could be well spent giving your LinkedIn profile some attention. But you don’t have to stop at updating your work experience and profile picture. Connect with other people in your industry, comment on posts and consider publishing articles to the platform if you have the time spare.

Attend virtual training

Online training courses, events and webinars are increasingly popular right now and can help you to stay motivated at a time when you might feel bored, lonely or anxious. Plus, all those new skills are going to look great on your CV.

Keep in touch with your employer

Even though you can’t do any work for them, it might help for you to check in with employer and colleagues. Showing that you are still committed to the future of the company is important and you can also impress them with the new training you’ve attended or industry articles you’ve published on LinkedIn.

Whether you’re on furlough or continuing to work, having some concerns about the future is perfectly valid. Make sure you’re making time for yourself and your mental wellbeing as well as focusing on your personal and professional development.

Juice Personnel is here to support clients and candidates through this tough time with our dedicated team on hand with the best recruitment advice. For more information, get in touch on 01924 377 500 or email us at [email protected].

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