Job Search Trends You Need to Know about in 2021

Illustration with a photo of Sophie Milliken

Following a challenging year in 2020, with the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the social circumstances have had a knock-on effect on the job market. Thousands of people worldwide have either been furloughed or made redundant, leaving plenty of people searching for a new job. 

We reached out to Sophie Milliken, Managing Director at SRS Recruitment and Employability Experts. She offered some expert advice on how to enhance your job search in 2021 and find a new position from the comfort of your home. 

Firstly, Sophie explains how job searching will change in 2021, resulting in it remaining exclusively online. This means that the use of social media and online job boards will increase further. But before using these platforms to search for new employers and available opportunities, it’s important to you give your online profiles a spruce. 

She then advises that you should be ready to apply to job openings as they become available. Therefore, your CV and LinkedIn profile should be kept up-to-date. If you need some assistance in this area, you can consult our professional CV writers, who will help you create a job-winning document. 

Sophie goes on to provide key tips that will ensure that you’re only applying for jobs that you want and companies you’d ideally like to work for. It’s better to apply to a select few dream roles than sending out your CV to random jobs that you don’t care for and are less likely to be passionate about. 

Also, it’s important to identify where you can find these jobs. Look for specific recruitment accounts on social media and follow company profiles that post new job openings. You can also use job boards to set up alerts for roles in your industry. 

Lastly, Sophie touches on how you can increase your employability skills during the pandemic. She explains how you can identify your transferable skills, enhance your job search techniques and be more prepared for interviews through various sources.

To gain more insightful information on how to improve your job search in 2021 and land a new position, watch the full interview. Meanwhile, check out our other expert guides related to job searching on  

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