First impressions count and a well-planned and well-delivered introduction to your teaching and learning session will set the tone for the rest of the session.
Career Development Resources
Encouraging Participation in Work Experience
Students should be encouraged to participate in work experience throughout their university life. Not all students can manage an internship in the summer months. A range of opportunities is essential…
Thinking of Working Abroad? Consider a Job Swap
Working abroad for a short period, perhaps a semester, or a full academic year, can often bring significant benefits – both in terms of your career and your personal development. There are other articles on jobs.ac.uk exploring the many advantages of working abroad but, in this article, we will discuss…>
Postdoctoral Careers in Europe: United Kingdom
The UK is home to some of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities. It is one of the most popular destinations for foreign academics, who are attracted by the diverse academic infrastructure and a leading research tradition that stretches back centuries.
Three Tips to Spend Less Time on Emails
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…>
How to Layout an Academic CV
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…>
Interactive CPD Toolkit
A Step-by-Step Guide to Progress your career and record your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) To help with your career progression and achieving your goals we have produced a 37-page interactive electronic toolkit on CPD giving you a structured and step-by-step approach to your professional development. This toolkit will help you: Assess and…>
New Academic Year – New You?
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…>
Academic Job Interviews: Top Tips for Success – Google+ Hangout on Air
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.
How to Secure a Job after your PhD – Google+ Hangout on Air
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: