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With redundancies at their highest level since the financial crisis and businesses struggling with a second lockdown, today’s job seekers face challenging headwinds.

If you’re looking for a job, or worried about the threat of redundancy — help is at hand. Jonathan Black, director of the careers service at the University of Oxford, took readers’ questions at this week’s live Business Clinic, alongside Claer Barrett, the FT’s consumer editor.

The author of the FT’s Dear Jonathan column offered advice on transferring your skills to a different sector, making the most of your network and what recruiters are looking for.

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