Covid Calendars and Career Advice
The concept of a ‘Covid Calendar’ is a list of everything you’ve done in lockdown to aid your professional development or secure a job. In the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s really important that those who are applying for work experience or jobs keep a cool head and are organised.
Some of the hardest hit areas of student life are finding and enrolling onto work experience or signing contracts to begin work after graduation. This strain on student’s professional development is recognised by many companies, but we should try to put our best foot forward. Now is a great time to seize opportunities and build upon our existing skills.
Creating a Covid Calendar is a great way to do this. It shows employers that you have a host of transferable skills to bring to the role and would be an asset to their team. Here is an outline of which skills you will be demonstrating through your Covid Calendar:
Personally, I’ve had such a positive reaction to keeping my own Covid Calendar. I’d fully recommend noting down all you have accomplished over lockdown so that you can put your best foot forward when starting your career.
All aspects of graduate life have been impacted severely by lockdown this year. Not only has our time studying been cut short, but now we are heading into a turbulent jobs market. There is a massive strain on students at the moment, but Covid Calendars provide the perfect opportunity to showcase ourselves to recruiters in order to secure jobs and work experience.
Jessica Barrett is a recent English Literature graduate who now works as a Content Marketer and Freelance Journalist based in Cambridge.
If you haven’t already, take a look at Part 1 of Jessica’s Blog: Log on and Learn.
Listen out for her Podcast episode too over at Class of 2020: The podcast, brought to you by The Branding Man.
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