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Adapt to the ‘new normal’ with booming careers in a Covid-19 world

LOCKDOWN, social distancing and working from home have radically reshaped the job market – all in less than six months.

As companies adapt to the new Covid-19 world, there’s been a huge shift in the types of roles firms are recruiting for.

In some sectors, hiring is at a standstill, while others are seeing a tenfold increase.

To identify which sectors are recruiting, research from LinkedIn reveals the top ten in-demand jobs in the “new normal”.

Darain Faraz, a careers expert at the site, said: “The UK is facing the toughest jobs market in a generation, but there are still jobs out there.

“You may need to broaden your horizons or learn new skills, but this could be an opportunity to move into an industry you’ve never considered.”

Here are ten fast-growing jobs:

SWITCH for success. The pandemic has prompted workers to rethink their career options, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.

More than half who changed jobs in the first half of this year moved into a different industry.

If you’re looking to switch, here are some tips on how to do it from the experts at

STAFF working from home have been urged to check their home contents insurance over fears that items including phones and laptops are only covered for domestic use.

The Association of British Insurers had initially pledged that people would not need to inform their insurers.

But as the Government urges staff to go back in to work, this is being reviewed on September 1.

Jimmy Williams, of Urban Jungle insurers, said: “Some insurers insist domestic policies don’t cover incidents if people are working from home.

“We urge Brits working from home to see if their policies are valid.”

UNI student turned entrepreneur James Eid is recruiting 30 new workers for his Signature Masks firm.

The 19-year-old set up the company selling affordable masks at the start of the pandemic, after he struggled to find a face covering he could afford so he could visit his grandmother, who suffers from Behcet’s disease.

James, from London, said: “We’re looking to expand the team with a range of talent from marketeers and engineers to skilled operatives for the factory.”

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