Creating New Routines

We are now into our 6th week of lockdown and some of us will have established a different routine whether we are working from home, are a furloughed worker or a job seeker looking for a new role in a very quiet jobs market. If you are finding it hard to structure your day then organising tasks will help and create a small sense of control. The Young Minds blog share some good ideas for creating a routine during self-isolation if you are finding it hard. 

Keep Applying For Jobs

Searching for a new job is probably feeling confusing and challenging at the moment. They are fewer jobs and more people applying for them so there will be more competition for each new vacancy. Make sure you regularly re-evaluate. Review your CV, cover letter and the jobs you’re applying to every week and set yourself a goal in terms of how long your spend job searching online and how many applications you will make each day. Our insights page is full of job searching tips to help. 

Supporting Local

In this weeks newsletter we wanted to share with you some Salisbury based businesses who are providing useful services at the moment. Salisbury has some great independent retailers and you can find a full list of who is open and providing services here. By supporting our local retailers we can help make sure they will still be on our high streets when the lockdown comes to an end.
For gifts we would recommend the fabulous Casa Fina who are offering an online ordering and delivery service. Our neighbours Hendersons Artisan Bakery are baking to order for collection from the cafe as well as delivering to vulnerable customers.  Local butchers Pritchetts Family Butchers have been trading in Salisbury since 1870 and are now taking orders online for delivery in Salisbury and surrounding villages.
Sarum Physio are a fabulous team of nine physiotherapists based in Salisbury, each with a specialist area of clinical expertise. As well as offering online consultations, they have been sharing some really useful information and articles on their Twitter feed around physical and mental health.

The 2.6 Challenge

Yesterday should have seen one of the countries most popular fundraising events take place – The London Marathon. Many charities rely on the sponsorship donations this event generates. Our MD Lynne walked 2.6 miles with her giant fundraising panda on her back to support Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal. It’s not too late to complete a challenge so why not get the whole family involved a fun way to complete your own #TwoPointSixChallenge by dreaming up a fun activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and after you complete it make a donation to your favourite, local charity. 

We’ll keep you updated with more tips and advice next week but if there is anything you are not sure about, need help or support, then please give us a call on the usual number 01722 334433

Stay Safe
Best wishes from
Lynne and everyone at Personnel Placements