Nurse, care worker and cleaning roles among jobs with the most vacancies right now

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The pandemic has had a ruthless impact on the job market.

The coronavirus lockdown has devastated many industries and large swathes of people have had to go looking elsewhere for new work.

That UK job vacancies were down over 45% in June makes it even harder for job hunters to find employment.

While it can feel like no one is hiring, don’t be discouraged – there are some jobs that are still recruiting.

According to new data from CV website, who looked at the most in-demand jobs on Indeed, nursing tops the charts in terms of the most positions listed in the last two weeks.

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Over 75,500 new jobs were added to Indeed over the past 14 days, of which 11,063 were nurses.

Those in the health and care sectors have never been needed more than now, so it’s good news for those who want to apply.  

There are plenty of other vacancies to choose from including care workers (10,157 listings), childcare jobs (2,742), and doctors (2,335).

If you don’t have these experiences or specific qualifications though, there are still lots of choices.

Other in-demand jobs include customer service sales assistants and cleaning roles.

Interestingly, teachers are also relatively sought after with 1,058 job listings.

Jobs with the most listings

  • Nurse – 11,063
  • Care worker – 10,157
  • Customer service – 7,490
  • Cleaner – 5,272
  • Administration – 3,890
  • Childcare – 2,742
  • Doctor – 2,335
  • Delivery driver – 1,839
  • Transport (coordinators/planners) – 1,651
  • Accountant – 1,542
  • Sales assistant – 1,436
  • Network engineer – 1,288
  • Receptionist/PA – 1,131
  • Bar staff/waitress – 1,126
  • Teacher – 1,058
  • Web developer – 963
  • Electrician/handyman – 910
  • Architect – 873
  • Postal worker – 849
  • Solicitor – 743
  • Finance assistant – 523
  • Pharmacist – 413
  • Civil/structural engineer – 394
  • HR assistant – 393
  • Building surveyor – 352
  • Online tutor – 251
  • Hairdresser – 248
  • Fruit and veg picker – 132
  • Warehouse assistant – 127
  • Police – 194’s spokesperson Menno Olsthoorn has provided his top tips for the perfect CV.

He says: ‘Hiring managers will likely be sifting through CVs even faster than usual, so initial appearances mean everything – how a CV appears is just as important as the information it provides.

‘Keep your CV concise with a mix of formats and make the important information obvious – this visual balance will mean the reader focuses on what matters the most: your credentials.

‘CVs should be tailored to each job, using only the relevant skills for the application. Research each vacancy beforehand to handpick the best skills to target.

‘Most job applications are now online, but that doesn’t mean you have to rely on this. Also known as the hidden job market, some research suggests as many as 70% of jobs aren’t posted online. So if you excel in word-of-mouth to secure a job, keep practicing this alongside online applications.’

Good luck!

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