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Preparing for Virtual Interviews

By Anna Scrivener – Employability Education Projects Officer The pandemic made virtual interviews essential, but now that employers and candidates have seen the benefits it looks like they are here to stay. So, what can you do to best prepare? Before the interview Many students worry that there is a secret to virtual interviews that …

4 Things To Do Today To Give Yourself an Edge in a Challenging Labour Market

By Chris Birchall, Employability Education Projects Officer There’s been a lot of talk about the state of the UK labour market and the challenges many people face when starting or changing careers in unusual circumstances. However, you can do several things to gain an insight into what opportunities are out there and where they can …

3 Unique Ways To Find a Job in the Life Sciences Industry

By Shelley Ashenden, Senior Careers Adviser It is believed that the pandemic has had a severe impact on many areas of the economy. While true in some cases, some industries have only seen marginal losses and others have grown their turnover in the last year.   These resilient industries include healthcare and life sciences-related sectors. According to the Office for …

What Is It Like to Conduct a Remote Internship During the Pandemic?

By Margaux Seeuws, International Commercial Law Last May I received exciting news from the School of Law, that I was the successful candidate for an internship at the World Bank Group in Washington DC. Little did I know that the experience would not play out exactly as planned. With the uncertainty created by the pandemic, …

Is Covid-19 Changing Your Career Plans?

By Katy Skillen, third year MNutr Master of Nutrition and Dietetics student Well, if there is one thing we have learnt in the past year, it is that change is inevitable. Maybe you had a clear plan regarding how your career is going to evolve and now that’s all been changed due to Covid-19. In …

My Bright Network Consulting Internship Experience

By Leona Rose Goodey, BSc Psychology with International Studies After having an internship cancelled at the beginning of the summer period, I started looking for online opportunities that could potentially provide a similar level of workplace experience before applying to graduate roles next year. I found the Bright Network’s experience through LinkedIn, and was accepted …

Starting a new job virtually

By Ash Watts, Professional Services Projects Officer Firstly, I want to say to the graduating class of 2020: while I do not know the levels of uncertainty upon taking your first steps into your career during a global pandemic, I do understand the simply bizarre world of starting a new job virtually. When accepting a …

How can I develop my skills during COVID-19? Magpie has the answer

By Hayley Williams, Students’ Union Employability Development Manager We know that for many of you this will have been a frustrating time possibly missing out on opportunities to undertake placements, paid work or volunteering opportunities. For others, it might be the last summer before starting a new job and you might have been hoping to …