Frustrated in your search because the only roles that seem to be advertised are front line lower-skilled rather than managerial or mid-level roles?

The pandemic has certainly caused a huge spike in the need to create more roles for delivery drivers, care workers and supermarket staff to meet the way we are living and working now. But it’s not the whole story. It doesn't mean that if you are looking for professional roles right now that opportunities aren't there.

LinkedIn has created a useful report on where the jobs are – and if you are happy to work remotely then many more digital and managerial roles pop up.


LinkedIn has changed their Job alerts set up so that you can widen your search to include “remote jobs. Extending your search to purely remote roles comes in particularly handy if you don’t want to be restricted geographically. But it’s not for everyone. For some, the easy communication that comes from being in an office is sorely missed.

Of course, there's also the hidden job market, using your contacts to learn about internal roles not yet advertised - or soon to be advertised roles. We would recommend not just relying on using adverts but all five ways to find your next role.

Need more help with your search?

A job search at this time continues to be a frustrating experience for many, as roles are oversubscribed. How do you cut through the noise and get your application noticed?

Our latest group coaching programme Find Work Now: Seven Steps to Getting Your Next Job in Unprecedented Times begins this coming Monday 7 September. Click here to book, or email ros@thecareercoach.co.uk to send me your questions about it.

Hope you will join us.

Warm regards




Ros Toynbee
The Career Coach
Unit 20, The Circle
Great Elizabeth Street
London, SE1 2JE
United Kingdom