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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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""I approached Juice Personnel after having my maternity leave in 2015 to look for a more suitable role which would fit around my new circumstances. It was a pleasure to visit their office & meet with Claire, she made the whole process extremely easy which was such a relief after being away from the working environment for a few months. Within a week she had found me a great position & I continue to work for the same company. She was a great point of contact and offered fantastic advice and support every step of the way. Thank you Claire & Juice Personnel!""

Charlie O'Neil - Placed in a permanent position

"From my initial contact through to the registration process I found the staff at Juice Personnel to be very polite and professional. You are treated respectfully and not just another CV on a database. "

Dawn Davis - Registered Candidate

"Juice Personnel, is an extremely friendly, down to earth recruitment agency, whom I have used twice in my young professional career. The first being back in 2010, when I had first graduated and a little lost in the world of employment. They secured me a great temporary job, in which I had requested and in turn, developed in to a full time position. Since then, after moving on, traveling the world, I again found myself in the position of looking for a career change. I instantly remembered the amazing service and supportive nature of Juice and called them to help me find my current position. I cannot thank them enough for their helpful, friendly and supportive role, which they took in finding my new career and could not recommend them enough to others! Thank you Bex and the rest of Juice for all your efforts!"

Hannah Toon - Permanent Candidate

"Wow, what can I say about Juice Personnel. Just that you are the ONLY agency that has ben honest and fair to me when I have been in need. I have always had swift responses, been offered fantastic opportunities and been provided with a friendly voice at the end of the phone too. When I lost my job you provided me with a temporary income that meant that I could worry a little less about accepting a job that I didn't want just to pay the bills, this was something I was passionate about. I cant really some up how I feel in to words, but a local, honest, friendly, but a professional company and without a doubt the best that I have ever come across and believe me, I have come across several in my career search. Your team are the only members of recruitment that I will allow on my linked in, think that's testimony to your company. Hope you can take something from the above."

Emma Hyman - Placed in a permanent position

"I found juice personnel extremely friendly and professional and made my job search a much more relaxed experience. Regular feedback and contact made me feel that I was really been looked after, and would definitely recommend them to friends and would use them again for a new job search and for recruiting in my role. Plus the girls were lovely!!!! Emma "

Emma Antsey - Placed in a permanent position

"“Juice Personnel is a great agency made up of dedicated and friendly staff. I highly regard their professional opinions and found them very helpful in supporting my search for a new role and will be recommending them to all my friends and family.""

Mark Banfield - Placed in a permanent position

"After finishing university I was looking for paid legal work which is very hard to come by on a temporary basis. Juice were fully professional yet had a friendly approach to finding me a job and succeeded. I am now working in a field that I love and couldn't thank them more!"

Rebecca Beech - Summer Temporary Worker

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