The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 has resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending endless time at home. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?
Some have utilised this new-found time to prioritise self-care, rediscover a particular passion, or immerse into a hobby as a way of staying occupied and making the most of the downtime. From flexing your artistic muscles, sharpening a new language, to harnessing culinary abilities learnt from binge watching Bake Off, expanding your skillset may have proved beneficial, and potentially enjoyable, for many. While it’s easy to see hobbies as a simple way to pass the time, they may however, be translated into essential workplace skills or leveraged in an interview.
Mastering the mechanisms of a new language, in many ways, can be useful for financial professionals. Pursuing a career in the Financial Services industry requires an ability to communicate coherently, problem-solve, and retain strong time management capabilities; a highly proficient skillset one certainly develops with language learning.
Our newest talent insight, ‘Locked Down and Upskilled’, delves deeper into this illuminating topic which has shaped the lives of so many in the past year.