Job hunting amid Covid-19

We’re living through unprecedented times, with so much changing and so many uncertainties due to the global Coronavirus pandemic. In this blog we’ll look at some of the ways you may have been affected and aim to offer hints, tips, advice and support.

Graduate Recruitment

If you’re in your final year you will have received notification of the university’s decision to delay graduation ceremonies until December.  Liverpool Hope University will still endeavour to publish degree results in the early Summer for anyone who has completed their studies so you will still ‘graduate’ in the summer but the graduation ceremony will be later in the year.

You should continue to look for and apply for jobs. We’re still posting opportunities on our online jobs board. If you have applications being processed, or have already received a job offer, you should contact recruiters for their latest update (just bearing in mind this is a period of uncertainty and it might take longer for recruiters to get back to you).

If we receive updates directly from recruiters/employers we will post these on our social media channels – if you’re not already following us now might be a good time to start (all links in the tabs to the right of this blog).

Placement Year Recruitment

As above, we would recommend that you continue to look for and apply for jobs. We’re still posting opportunities on our online jobs board. If you have applications being processed, or have already received a job offer, you should contact recruiters for their latest update (just bearing in mind this is a period of uncertainty and it might take longer for recruiters to get back to you).

Overseas Opportunities

We’re still receiving job adverts for overseas opportunities and will continue to post these on our jobs listings. Please check FCO travel advice before applying, booking and travelling. You should also take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

Part-time Work

We know a lot of our students work part-time and if you work in the leisure, entertainment or service sector you have probably been affected by the closures announced to combat the spread of coronavirus. The government are making regular announcements on support packages so stay in touch with your employer. This BBC news posts details more on wages, sick pay and time off.

If you’re looking for work the retail sector is recruiting as supermarkets faced unprecedented demand for their online and in-store services. Some supermarkets are fast-tracking applications so be quick to reply to job adverts. You can find jobs via a range of search engines like Indeed, TotalJobs or even putting keywords like ‘supermarket job Liverpool’ into Google

Volunteering

If you’ve been inspired to get involved in your local community and help others don’t forget you can count any hours spent volunteering towards SALA. We’ve got a SALA task manager online at My Careers Centre and you can get in touch if you have any questions.

Our Services

We’re still working and our services can be accessed online via My Careers Centre here you can access online support and book a careers appointment.

You’ll also find all the university’s Coronavirus advice and support online here.

Good luck & stay safe

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