Yesterday we showcased 70,000 new jobs created in response to the pandemic, and thousands more are popping up each day.
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Every Friday, we will bring you the latest. Successful applicants will be able to start in days, even hours.
We also want to mobilise our readers to offer jobs — so here we give quick and simple advice for those hunting for work as well as firms looking to hire.
HOW TO FIND A JOB
- Register with a local recruitment firm. Find your nearest at rec.uk. com/membership/member-directory.
- Search #WeNeedPeople on social media. Set up by mother-of-three Jessica Heagren, founder of flexible-working platform That Works For Me, the hashtag connects Covid-19 unemployed with new employment.
- Visit the new Sun Jobs site at jobs.thesun.co.uk for all the latest job opportunities.
- Set up a LinkedIn profile and offer your services.
- Tell friends, family and ex-colleagues you are looking for work.
HOW TO OFFER A JOB
- Post your vacancy free at jobs.thesun.co.uk if yours is a firm of fewer than 250 people. It’s easy. Just click on “Add your job for free” on the toolbar.
- If you would like to share your vacancies with us, please email [email protected]
FACE UP TO HOME TRUTHS
FOR people who are used to an office, factory or another social workplace, working at home can be tough. Here are the top tips from money.co.uk on how to cope as a remote worker.
❶ GET THE EQUIPMENT: Need multiple screens or specialist software? Get it and make your home working experience as close as possible to what you’re used to. Most organisations that allow remote working will help you get the equipment you need.
❷ BOOST YOUR WIFI: Make sure your router is high up on a shelf or the top of a cabinet and is unobstructed by furniture to reach all parts of your room. Don’t place it near other household electronics such as microwaves, cordless phones or baby monitors, which can interfere with the signal.
❸ KEEP REGULAR HOURS: Set yourself a clear schedule for when to start and finish work, with regular breaks. Working remotely often leads to overworking, often due to guilt over stepping away from the computer for a break.
❹ COMMUNICATE: Message, regularly, with those who need to know about your schedule and availability. When you finish a task, say so. Keeping connected means you’ll work more efficiently and stay in contact with workmates.
❺ EXERCISE: When you’re home-working, it’s easy to get stuck to your working space. Take a few minutes every couple of hours to stand, stretch and walk around. Sitting at your desk for too long at a time can have lasting effects on your health.
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