Posted 09.06.20 by Ellie Harlow
Family quizzes, endless baking banana bread and whole days spent in pyjamas… Coronavirus has changed the daily landscape for so many of us and has meant a lot of uncertainty, particularly for those embarking on their first jobs or changing career paths.
That’s why our Head of Resourcing, Helen Firth, spoke with The Bookseller to provide some guidance and advice for those looking for their first jobs in publishing, explain how we are approaching our hiring process, and to share why she thinks there are lots of reasons to be optimistic.
Here are some of Helen’s top tips for things to do at home when looking for a role in publishing (along with baking banana bread, of course!):
Use this time to develop your skills, including those that are useful in an office environment such as Microsoft Office Packages and G-Suite
Do your research. Take the opportunity to learn how companies are adapting to Coronavirus as this will make a great talking point at interview and in applications, showing your commercial interest and engagement in the business
Explore the different types of roles in publishing and see what would suit you and your strengths. You can explore some of our roles here.
Take a look at the full conversation Helen had with The Bookseller, as well as hearing great insights from Suzy Astbury from Inspired Selection and Author Alexa Shoen.