With more time spent at home than ever before, the under 35s seem to be using it most wisely – building up their skillset to help boost their career prospects during a time of economic uncertainty. New research from flat sharing site SpareRoom has found that 61% of under 35-year-olds have been learning a new skill or trying a new activity during lockdown.

Almost half (43%) of those who are learning or trying something new have devoted their time to educational activities, like a new language, taking an online course or even learning to code. 39% of those under 35 believe their newfound skills will be transferrable to their current jobs, with 89% keen to apply their new ability to life and work outside of lockdown. 21% of those who have learnt or tried something new are even considering a complete career change as a result of the pandemic.

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