BBC News reported today that unemployment rose to 5% from 4.9% making 1.79 million jobless (thanks Ram Raghavan for the tip), which is 418,000 more than the same period of the previous year and the biggest increase since late 2009. As expected, the hospitality industry is the worst hit followed by manufacturing, leading more than 50,000 unemployed when compared with the previous year. BBC also reports 81,000 new job openings.
The role for SkilledUp Life
How do you increase your chances of landing one of the new job openings? How can we at SkilledUp Life help you in your journey to return back to work?
Losing your job is not a nice experience. It creates anxiety. Your confidence hits rock bottom. But you need to find a way to pick yourself up. Once you do, you are now competing with a large number of others for the same job. Sounds tough right?
Well, imagine from an employer’s perspective. You have hundreds of applicants all with the same generic qualifications competing for the same job. Then they see you. You have done the smart thing. You used the redundancy period not just idling about but used it effectively to gain new experiences that will stand out against others.
Sounds perfect right? Well this is the new reality. You have to continually re-skill to improve your chances of landing a job. SkilledUp Life can help you. We have early stage tech companies that have created Opportunities where you can re-skill.
Here is our suggested template for getting the best results, i.e. getting volunteers
It's time to Upskill
The world no longer has 9 to 5 jobs for everyone. Opportunities are increasingly being replaced by advanced automation. Increase your chances of relevance in the future by gaining real experience by helping a tech startup.
Anyone can benefit from SkilledUp Life as long as you are 18+. You can undertake a project or a task remotely alongside higher education, internships and employment or contracting.
Please note you cannot earn financially or benefit from a taxable gain (benefit in kind).