Alexandra Costa

Data Steward

Alexandra Costa

Don't lose hope says Alexandra, who has just joined MSD


City and country

Brussels, Belgium

When did you join the company?

11th May 2020

What prompted you to move to this new role?

The opportunity to work in the pharma industry

How did you find this role?

I was contacted by an HR recruiter on LinkedIn, so the natural advice is to keep your profile updated and visible for recruiters to contact you

Overall what is the best advice you can give other job seekers?

Decide and focus on what you want to do with your career, it takes luck and effort to get there, but don't lose hope

What was your biggest challenge?

There were two very difficult phases; the first to decide to accept or not since the mission that I'm currently working on is maternity cover and the waiting to start due to the pandemic

Has starting your new job been easier or harder than expected? And why?

Harder. I've been working remotely since day 1, so it makes the personal connections and learning much harder than in a regular situation

What was your biggest positive surprise?

Being able to easily adapt to work remotely

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