An informational interview is a straightforward question-and-answer dialogue between someone searching for a job and someone who works in a specific career or industry that interests them.
Career Development Resources
When you are aware of what your ideal job may be, you have already taken a significant step towards achieving it. Many people would agree that clarity leads to success. You may be looking at a career jump and step into the Higher Education sector. You might already work for a university and would like to receive a promotion.
Are you currently changing your job and wonder how you will get on with new colleagues? Whether you have decades of work experience or you are starting out in your first job, you might be concerned about how well you will fit into your new team.
Have you recently stepped into a management role or have you been managing people for a few years? Many people working in Higher Education (HE) agree that keeping your team happy and motivated is challenging. In the following article, I have collected some guidance to help to keep your team…>
Many Higher Education (HE) managers face a variety of challenges such as limited careers support, job uncertainty, anxiety and working in isolation. Support for mental health awareness and wellbeing is becoming a priority within the HE sector.
Having a PhD can open up many different career options if you know where to look and how to sell the skills that you have gained through your PhD. It is important to really think about the next step as it can sometimes be hard to see beyond the obvious routes such as an academic career.
Empowering women to claim their space in HE Did you tune into jobs.ac.uk and Women-Space’s live webinar on ‘How to Champion Yourself?’ Drawing on a wealth of experience, Christina Hughes and an expert panel discussed how women downplay their strengths and achievements in higher education. The panel recommended solutions for…>
Your PhD does not only make you an expert in your field, but also provides you with crucial skills that make you an attractive employee for a wide range of positions
Overcoming gender bias in university careers Did you attend jobs.ac.uk’s and Women-Space’s live webinar on navigating the barriers and challenges in higher education? With guidance from Professor Christina Hughes and an expert panel, our session discussed the underrepresentation of women leaders in higher education and solutions for helping women to…>
10 Top Tips For Career Development
Post-PhD and as an ECR, it can feel like you’re on a never-ending cycle of short-term contracts. Based on my own experience and that of my clients, here are my 10 top tips for career development.