Who would have thought, back in March 2020 we would still be in a state of chaos due to the pandemic? Despite the Government lifting some restrictions to try and revive the failing economy, businesses remain unconvinced due to the City-wide lockdowns now being imposed. It is very unlikely private investment will be committed this year for this reason. In addition, the furlough scheme will end on November 1st 2020 and some City analysts are predicting up to an additional 7 million jobs will be lost, some permanently.
We live in uncertain times right now, so it is important when seeking a job to be flexible as to what industry you focus on. Some industries are definitely going to take a big hit and may not return to any sense of normality for a number of years, if at all. Changing industries without any experience in that industry can be daunting, however a lot of skills are transferable and these need to be included in your 'new' CV and Resume.