At Career Farm we were wondering what we could do to help those who have been made redundant or those really worried about their future career. We have decided to make Career Maximiser, our online career development programme free to those who need it. All you need to do is contact us via our contact page and we will send you the code which gives you free access until the end of July.


What companies are hiring? As well as keeping an eye out in the business pages in the press, research online. These links below give lists of companies hiring, although they are mainly in the US, it's worth taking a look to see if these types of companies are hiring in the country you are searching in.

Another place to research UK startups who may be hiring is:

Some recruitment companies and job boards are posting whether hiring is still continuing during Covid-19 Pandemic

Wondering what to write in emails/LinkedIn requests when you are networking to find a job? have a look at these templates in this article which you can adapt to your style.

This is a good time to update your LinkedIn profile and make sure you are using keywords that recruiters are using to search for profiles like yours. Is your profile visible to recruiters? Check-in your privacy settings so that recruiters can see you and that you have used the right keywords. Look at the jobs on LinkedIn you are interested in to see what keywords they are using and you can incorporate in your profile (especially your title and summary).

At Career Farm we recommend Steve Dalton's book 'The 2 Hour Job Search, Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster' and a new edition has been published this April - so make sure you get the right edition! It is a great framework to use to structure your job search and put some organisation to the messy process of job hunting.

We hope you enjoy this podcast and these resources help steer you in the right direction in these difficult times. Remember our online programme is available until the end of July free of charge, just contact us for the code. Do take advantage if you need it. 

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