Employers understand the challenges caused by lockdowns and will be sympathetic to students, unemployed people and people made redundant who were unable to find work during the pandemic.

However, it is good to show potential employers that you used this time proactively.

You could mention:

  • Details of online courses or events attended
  • New skills you acquired
  • Volunteering work
  • Charity work

Particularly mention the ones that are relevant to the job you are applying for.

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