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Coronavirus & Careers Q&A | CareersLab

Joe O'Brien28 April 2020

Written by Joe O’Brien, Marketing Communications Assistant at UCL Careers

Your questions matter to us, and it’s no surprise that the coronavirus and its careers impacts have been high on the list of questions you’ve sent in. In this episode, Raj tackles the following questions:
  • “How do you think the coronavirus will affect job opportunities in the next 6-12 months?”
  • “How to get a job graduating into a global crisis?”
  • “What can I do now to make career progress?”

We’re posting a new CareersLab video every week on the UCL Careers YouTube channel and right here on the UCL Careers blog.

If you’re a UCL student or recent graduate and you have a question you’d like Raj to answer in a future CareersLab video then please email us at careers.marketing@ucl.ac.uk.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and the UCL Careers Newsletter so you never miss an episode.

Mastering Online Careers Networking | CareersLab

Joe O'Brien27 April 2020

Written by Joe O’Brien, Marketing Communications Assistant at UCL Careers

Online networking is an amazing tool for remaining plugged into your career thinking, perhaps now more than ever. Networking itself can be thought of as the interaction between the personal and the professional, and can help you open the toughest of doors, gain mentors, learn the language of a sector – and help you access the 80% or so of roles that are never advertised. In this video, Raj talks you through what online networking means, and how to make it work for you.

We’re posting a new CareersLab video every week on the UCL Careers YouTube channel and right here on the UCL Careers blog.

If you’re a UCL student or recent graduate and you have a question you’d like Raj to answer in a future CareersLab video then please email us at careers.marketing@ucl.ac.uk.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and the UCL Careers Newsletter so you never miss an episode.

Viewer Q&As: Tell Me About Yourself Interview Answers & More | CareersLab

Joe O'Brien23 March 2020

Written by Joe O’Brien, Marketing Communications Assistant at UCL Careers.

In this episode, Raj answers your questions! Specifically: (i) How to answer the interview classic ‘tell me about yourself’ (ii) how to respond if an interviewer asks if you’re applying elsewhere and (iii) how to figure out if a master’s is worth it, or not.

We’re posting a new CareersLab video every week on the UCL Careers YouTube channel and right here on the UCL Careers blog.

If you’re a UCL student or recent graduate and you have a question you’d like Raj to answer in a future CareersLab video then please email us at careers.marketing@ucl.ac.uk.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and the UCL Careers Newsletter so you never miss an episode.

Rejected? This Might Help… | CareersLab

Joe O'Brien16 March 2020

Written by Joe O’Brien, Marketing Communications Assistant at UCL Careers

Are you dealing with rejection? In this video, Raj shares both his personal experience of rejection as well as practical tips on how to handle rejection in a healthy way; ensuring you learn the right lessons and reach for goals that mean the most to you.

We’re posting a new CareersLab video every week on the UCL Careers YouTube channel and right here on the UCL Careers blog.

If you’re a UCL student or recent graduate and you have a question you’d like Raj to answer in a future CareersLab video then please email us at careers.marketing@ucl.ac.uk.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and the UCL Careers Newsletter so you never miss an episode.

Great Questions to ask at the end of Interviews | Careerslab

Joe O'Brien9 March 2020

Written by Joe O’Brien, Marketing Communications Assistant at UCL Careers.

Asking good questions at the end of interviews can underline your genuine interest in the role, and show who you are as a person. Poor questions, meanwhile, can rule you out completely. Watch this video to learn how to design great questions to end your interviews with.

We’re posting a new CareersLab video every week on the UCL Careers YouTube channel and right here on the UCL Careers blog.

If you’re a UCL student or recent graduate and you have a question you’d like Raj to answer in a future CareersLab video then please email us at careers.marketing@ucl.ac.uk.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and the UCL Careers Newsletter so you never miss an episode.

How to Prepare for Interviews | CareersLab

Joe O'Brien2 March 2020

Written by Joe O’Brien, Marketing Communications Assistant, UCL Careers.

Being fully confident in your interview preparation allows you to express your best self at interview… but how can you be sure you’re preparing in the right way? In this video, Raj shows you exactly what to do and when, so that you’re giving yourself the best chance to succeed.

We’re posting a new CareersLab video every week on the UCL Careers YouTube channel and right here on the UCL Careers blog.

If you’re a UCL student or recent graduate and you have a question you’d like Raj to answer in a future CareersLab video then please email us at careers.marketing@ucl.ac.uk.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and the UCL Careers Newsletter so you never miss an episode.

Interview Skills: STAR Technique | CareersLab

Joe O'Brien24 February 2020

Written by Joe O’Brien, Marketing Communications Assistant at UCL Careers.

You might know what STAR stands for, but do you know how to use it to get ahead of the competition? In this video, Raj shares an interview example, explaining what makes it work well so that you can include the same principles in your own beautifully crafted STAR examples.

We’re posting a new CareersLab video every week on the UCL Careers YouTube channel and right here on the UCL Careers blog.

If you’re a UCL student or recent graduate and you have a question you’d like Raj to answer in a future CareersLab video then please email us at careers.marketing@ucl.ac.uk.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and the UCL Careers Newsletter so you never miss an episode.

“Tell me about a weakness” Interview Skills | CareersLab

Joe O'Brien20 February 2020

Written by Joe O’Brien, Marketing Communications Assistant at UCL Careers.

Watch this video and you’ll never worry about this interview question again! Raj shares an example answer, explaining what makes it work well, so that you can include the same principles in your own beautifully crafted example. This is the first episode in a mini-series focusing on interviews! 

We’re posting a new CareersLab video every week on the UCL Careers YouTube channel and right here on the UCL Careers blog.

If you’re a UCL student or recent graduate and you have a question you’d like Raj to answer in a future CareersLab video then please email us at careers.marketing@ucl.ac.uk.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and the UCL Careers Newsletter so you never miss an episode.

Should I do a Master’s? | CareersLab

Joe O'Brien10 February 2020

Written by Joe O’Brien Marketing Communications Assistant, UCL Careers.

Thinking about doing a Master’s? Raj, talks to two UCL academic colleagues about factors to think about when considering whether or not to do a Master’s. This video transitions into a podcast, covering areas from how a Master’s might feel different to a Bachelor’s, to good and bad reasons for doing a Master’s.

We’re posting a new CareersLab video every week on the UCL Careers YouTube channel and right here on the UCL Careers blog.

If you’re a UCL student or recent graduate and you have a question you’d like Raj to answer in a future CareersLab video then please email us at careers.marketing@ucl.ac.uk.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and the UCL Careers Newsletter so you never miss an episode.

Get the Most Out of University | CareersLab

Joe O'Brien5 February 2020

Written by Joe O’Brien Marketing Communications Assistant, UCL Careers.

In this video, UCL Careers Consultant, Katie Bisaro, shares the experiences that changed her life and opened up new possibilities. Focusing on activities outside of the classroom, Katie runs you through how you could do the same!

We’re posting a new CareersLab video every week on the UCL Careers YouTube channel and right here on the UCL Careers blog.

If you’re a UCL student or recent graduate and you have a question you’d like Raj to answer in a future CareersLab video then please email us at careers.marketing@ucl.ac.uk.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and the UCL Careers Newsletter so you never miss an episode.