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.
Career Development Resources
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…>
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. It’s a record of what you experience, learn and then apply.
At undergraduate and masters level, where students spend just nine months of the year studying, working while studying is perfectly possible, particularly between the months of July and September. A full-time PhD however, is like a full-time job, which requires around 35 hours of study per week. Any less time…>
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…>
What is secondment? Many people do not realise that it is possible to explore different career possibilities by temporarily changing roles within the same organisation. This is often known as ‘going on secondment’ and is especially prevalent in the commercial sector where companies are adept at making the best use…>
When you’re stuck in a rut and dreading each day of work, a change of career seems to be the answer. The grass looks greener and the sky bluer. But is it? These ten crucial questions, answered honestly, will help you to think it through, evaluate your position and view the prospect with a steady gaze.