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We’ve already helped millions of people worldwide to build CVs and get hired, and we’re here to help you now. If you’re looking for work during COVID-19, our expert tools and tips can help to make your job search quicker, easier, and much less stressful.
Urgently looking for work? We can help
If you're in a hurry, jump on to our CV builder for the quickest, easiest way to build a CV.
Start by choosing a CV template and then we’ll help you fill in the blanks. At every step we'll offer tips and text to help you build a great CV as quickly as possible.
4 top tips for finding jobs
Find the best job leads without even leaving the sofa!
Look at job boards
Refine your search by searching locally, for postings that include "key worker", or similar job titles. To make your search easier, sign up for email alerts.
Check out news websites
You might not be getting a physical paper, but most papers have websites with a Jobs section that you can browse.
Use social media
Check out hashtags like #hiring and #jobs, and see what potential employers are saying. You can also share your search, so people know you’re looking and can pass on news of opportunities.
Ask family and friends to keep an eye out
Most of us are chatting to family and friends more often right now. Let yours know that you're looking, and ask them to pass the word on to their own friends.
Want to get hired? Here are the UK's most popular vacancies
- Medical workers, including nurses, doctors, paramedics, and midwives.
- Social workers.
- Police officers.
- Delivery drivers.
- Supermarket workers, including shelf stockers and cashiers.
- Call centre workers & customer services advisors.
- Pharmacists and pharmacy assistants.
- Agricultural workers, including farm pickers.
Tips on building your CV - even without hands-on experience
Take a look at some CV examples
See what employers expect, and think about the experience and skills you have that match.
If you're applying for a new job that you haven't done before, think about how the experience and skills you have, relate to the job you want. For example, if you've been a waitress, your customer service and people skills would be just as valuable in a supermarket or while doing deliveries.
See how your Skills section can help you get hired
A list of skills makes it quick and easy for employers to see what you bring to the table.
If you're applying for a job where you don't have hands-on experience, your Skills section is even more important. You'll need to think about transferable skills - what you can do thanks to other jobs, and how they will be valuable for a new role.
When you’re ready, try our CV builder!
Once you've gotten comfortable, put your new knowledge to use and build your CV! Our CV builder steps you through the process, making it quicker and easier to build a CV that will get you hired.
How our CV builder works in 3 easy steps
1. Choose one of our professional CV templates
With over 20 designs, there’s something appropriate for every job and industry.
2. Start filling out each CV section
Use our suggested content, or write your own. Remember to focus on experience and skills that are most relevant to the job you’re applying for!
3. Take one last look at your CV
Don't forget to run spell check! Then download your CV as a Word or PDF, and get ready to apply! You can come back and edit your CV in our builder at any time, on any device.
Tips for a successful online interview
Test the technology and your internet connection! Make sure you’ve downloaded any new software and tried it out before your call.
Tidy up and prepare the space you’ll be interviewing in. Employers will understand if it’s a bit noisier or messier than they’d expect, but try to have your interview in a clean, quiet space if you can.
Ask the people you’re isolating with to do a practice interview with you. Get them to help you prepare a few questions you want to ask the employer as well.
Wear something appropriate for the job you want. Looking clean and tidy gives employers confidence in you.
Be on time
Being late for your interview makes employers think you might be late to work, too. Set yourself up so you're ready for the interview 10 minutes early, and you won't be late.
The internet might be slow, the employer is running late, or technology may not cooperate. Show you can deal with pressure by being patient and calm.
Be genuine and honest
More than ever, employers want people they can trust. Put your best foot forward by being genuine and honest.
You have the time, so send a short email to thank the employer for their time and confirm your interest after the interview.