Coronavirus advice for job seekers and new starters

In these unprecedented times, we need to keep some sort of normality going. Many of you will be working from home right now and it’s inevitable that we are all worried to some degree about our future.

We just want you to know that we are here if you want to have a chat about yours. With video conferencing, or the old-fashioned telephone we can help guide you through this difficult time and help you work out your next step.

When attending interviews there are the obvious precautions to be taken, which by now we are all well aware of. Such as:

  • Following good hygiene practice in order to reduce the risk of catching/spreading any germs
  • Expecting not to be greeted with traditional handshake for an interview
  • Avoiding unnecessary stop offs prior to interview

If you are starting a new job in the coming weeks, it’s understandable that you might be feeling a bit worried or confused. If this is the case:

  • Contact your new employer to find out any necessary steps for your on-boarding and/or any changes
  • Minimise risk by limiting travel as recommended and maintaining good health; this can have an influence on viability to start
  • Be conscious of your upcoming start date and ensure you spend the preliminary weeks wisely and minimise human contact during this time to not jeopardise your start date

While you might think everything is grinding to a halt, businesses are in fact continuing with their search for new talent, whilst taking precaution to ensure the smooth running of their recruitment process. Our clients have asked us to stress that they are:

  • Ensuring easy access to hand sanitiser for all visitors to their offices
  • Ensuring meeting rooms are cleaned and sanitised daily
  • Offering alternative interviewing facilities such as telephone or video conferencing using the likes of Skype, Zoom and WhatsApp

If you are worried about your job, or how your employer will be affected by the current situation, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 714634. Ask for Marcel, Jack or Silvi.


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