Careers in a crisis: part of the Dean’s Series ‘Business As Unusual’

Wednesday 1 July 2020
10.00am – 11.15am (BST)

Even in crisis, careers continue: to grow, change, change course.

What are the particular challenges facing employers trying to hire and employees looking for a new position, or maybe even a whole new career? How should people on furlough use this time? Is this a good moment to quit the job you always disliked? And how does it feel to start with a new company, working from home, alongside colleagues you have yet to meet in person…?

With time on your hands, how should you be thinking about your career?

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Panel participants

Margaret Heffernan produced BBC radio and television programmes for 13 years. Since then, she has run five businesses in the US and UK. She is the author of six books, including Wilful Blindness and UNCHARTED: How to map the future together.

Ariane Gadd joined FiiT as their first DevOps Engineer in April 2020. Fitness and technology are a major part of her life having worked in DevOps for six years, so joining Fiit has presented an incredible opportunity.

Vincenzo Leporiere, Divisional Finance Director at Hays plc the FTSE250 specialist recruitment group, is a Chartered accountant by background, actively engaged within the profession and a member of the ICAEW’s governing body. He’s passionate about developing people and an avid meritocracy advocate.

Sanchia Jones is Placements Manager for the University of Bath School of Management and Chair of the University Employability forum. She supports student professional development drawing upon expertise from her time within specialist recruitment, and her work with the employability and financial education skills charity, Young Enterprise.

Miranda Khamis is Co-Founder and COO at Food Drop, a start-up tech company. While still students at Bath, Miranda and Everest Ekong piloted the Food Drop app, which links unsold food from high street retailers to local charities.