Did you know that nearly 300 billion emails are sent globally on a daily basis? According to a McKinsey analysis, nearly a quarter of our working time is spent reading and responding to emails. If you work in higher education, you may have experienced increasing pressures to be available on…>
Career Development Resources
An academic CV is very different from a generic CV, so the advice you see on other CV sites might not be relevant if you are applying for an academic job. It is important to present your CV so that it displays your academic achievements as well as relevant experience…>
Have you ever wished that you felt more confident at work? Confidence for many people is elusive. You may happily speak with others on an individual basis yet addressing a small group of people can be a daunting challenge. You may confidently speak up at departmental meetings however you may…>
January 1st is typically the day of the year that most us make resolutions – but sticking to these new goals during the long winter months can be challenging, in fact so challenging that almost 80% of resolutions are broken within just a few months of being created. But perhaps…>
Interviews can be nerve-racking experiences. Academic job interviews, in particular, can be all-day events which usually involve a panel interview of three or more people and a lecture or presentation to future colleagues.
jobs.ac.uk organised a live video Q&A on the subject of ‘How to secure a job after your PhD’. Our panel of experts answered questions from our audience covering:
Have you got your first job as a researcher? Watch our short video to pick up some good habits to help you get started and become a successful researcher! Habit 1: Work like every contract could be your last, because if you don’t, it just might be. Gaining further contracts…>
There are many benefits of having an online profile as an academic and this ebook will guide you through how to perform a ‘health check’ on your own digital presence. Digital tools and social media offer new channels to enhance your work and its reach. You can: Make new connections…>
If you are enjoying doing independent research during your undergraduate career, you might consider staying on at university to do a master’s and then a PhD.
What is a ‘Personal Profile’? A Personal Profile (or ‘Career Profile’) is an introductory paragraph at the beginning of your CV containing a short summary of your background and career plans. The Profile is the written equivalent of an ‘elevator pitch’ designed to capture the employer’s interest quickly so that…>