How working from home can work in your favour!

Career Development Consultant Liz Barry tells us how working from home might help you to increase your chance of employment in the future.

Liz working from home - on the comfort of her own bed

"Over 80% of organisations are requiring employees to work from home in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

"Working from home is a skill in itself. And while the length of this pandemic is unknown, it’s important to stay productive. So my advice to students?

  • Create a dedicated space for your work
  • Maintain regular hours and treat your day as you would if you were going into university
  • Set ground rules with flatmates and family members, schedule breaks, and try to stay consistent

Although telecommuting was steadily increasing before the pandemic, embracing remote working is no longer an option—it’s a necessity.

"Future job interviewers will likely ask about your level of experience working remotely. This is your chance to articulate your ability to do well at university during the Covid-19 pandemic from the comfort of your couch, your ability using video conferencing software and other shared drives to collaborate with others.

After this health crisis, it’s possible the number of remote workers will increase. If you’re able to demonstrate your effectiveness during this time, you’ll increase your odds of being one of them. At the very least, you’ll have another valuable skill to add to your CV.”