The global response to Covid-19 has affected people’s careers in many different ways and is expected to do so for the foreseeable future.
Large numbers of people have already been made redundant or had their working hours cut. And as the government’s financial support for businesses reduces, the number of people out of work is likely to increase.
In addition to loss of income, being made redundant can have a huge emotional impact on your confidence and sense of identity. For people who have held the same role for many years, unexpectedly having to look for a new job can be extremely daunting, particularly when the competition is fierce.
In the accounting sector, trainee chartered accountants have been some of the hardest hit, often being the first to face redundancy or having their training contracts delayed. With career plans in limbo, it’s difficult to stay motivated or confident about the future.
Many people will be returning to their jobs and will face new challenges as they transition back to work. Others are having to adjust to the idea of working from home for a prolonged period. There are many benefits to working from home, however, ensuring a healthy work-life blend and staying motivated will be challenging in the current climate.
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