Man waiting to hear back from job interview

Preparing for a job interview can be stressful, but the part that comes after the interview is arguably just as nerve-racking. At that point, it's out of your hands - all you can do is cross your fingers and wait to hear back from your prospective employer.

Of course, if the tension becomes too much for you, you can always pick up the phone or fire off a quick follow-up email. But is that really a good idea? Will you look pushy and desperate if you make contact now? Or could it actually improve your chances of getting the job?


Office social distancing

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to dominate headlines all over the world, and while some sectors are beginning to get back to work, we're still a long way from business as usual.

Social distancing - staying at least 2 metres away from anyone you don't live with - remains crucial. Staff should ideally work from home, but since this isn't always possible, many employers are now looking at ways to implement social distancing measures in the workplace.


Distracted while working from home

Working from home can be challenging, especially if you're accustomed to the professional atmosphere of an office. But the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has left many of us with no choice - it may feel odd sitting up to the kitchen table and doing the things you'd normally be doing at your desk, but with lockdown measures still in effect throughout the UK, what can you do but get used to it?

Of course, it can be difficult to keep your productivity at its usual level when you're surrounded by all the comforts and distractions of home. Even if you don't have children to entertain or pets to look after, you may well be tempted to pop the TV on in the background while you work...or to pause for a conversation with your significant other...or to check Facebook a little more frequently than would be permissible in the office. You may even feel compelled to vacuum the carpet or tackle that pile of dirty dishes when you're supposed to be working!



The role of a biologist is a popular one within the field of science - and it's easy to see why.

Specialising in the study of humans, plants and animals, along with the environments in which they inhabit, to say it's an interesting job would be a gross understatement.

Constantly learning with an inquisitive nature, biologists often hone their pursuit for information on a single field, such as biochemistry or zoology, becoming experts in a given subject area.