Live Q&A: Advice for job seekers

Michelle K. Wallace

Millions of workers currently furloughed from their jobs face an uncertain future as they wait to find out if they have a job to go back to.

With unemployment statistics on Tuesday expected to reflect how sharply the economy has contracted, today’s job seekers have plenty of challenges ahead — but help is at hand.

In the FT’s next Business Clinic video, Claer Barrett, personal finance editor, is joined by Isabel Berwick, the FT’s work and careers editor, to take questions from readers and discuss practical steps that job seekers and those on furlough can take to maximise their chances of re-employment.

Live Q&A

You can leave a question or a comment for Claer and Isabel below this article, and return to this page at 12 noon UK time on Tuesday to view the live video discussion. You can also watch live via the FT’s YouTube channel or LinkedIn page.

The jobs market is particularly challenging for those graduating from universities and business schools.

As businesses start to emerge from lockdown, what are the skills that employers hiring today are looking for? What will make your CV stand out from the pile?

What practical steps can you take to expand your network and seek out mentoring opportunities?

We are also keen to hear from recruiters and business owners about their perspectives on the jobs market.

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