Maintaining your energy during a long job search – the role of grit

With millions of job-seekers in the UK and tough economic conditions, it would be easily to get disheartened if your job search is taking longer than you’d like. There are more unemployed people than vacancies in the UK, according to the latest UK Labour Market Statistics. 

Constant rejections, being unsuccessful despite getting an interview and, worse, firing applications into an apparent black hole where you hear nothing at all, can all take their toll when you’re looking for a job.  

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Should we now move to a four-day working week?

It’s an idea which has been kicked around for years, but now with the context of a global pandemic having forced a shift in working patterns and employer attitudes, could the four-day work week become a reality for everyone?

The UK works more hours than any other country in Europe except Greece, with people putting in an average 42.5 hours, compared to the European average of 41.2. So could a move to a four-day working week with no loss of pay actually work? Continue reading “Should we now move to a four-day working week?”