A career change can be a daunting process and usually comes with a significant investment in the process: time, money or both. However, it need not be as daunting as you might think, after all, most people will change career several times over the course of their working life. The…>
This article highlights some of the key points for those starting to consider the wide, and perhaps sometimes confusing, range of graduate career options on offer. It could be that you’re nearing graduation and haven’t given too much thought up till now about what you’ll do once you’ve got your…>
The local government provides services such as education, housing, and environmental services within designated regions. Councillors, who are essentially volunteers that receive a modest allowance, are responsible for decision making within the council, but there are also paid positions across the board and plenty of opportunities for graduates. In fact,…>
Whether you are considering a move out of academia either by choice or necessity this article will help you to consider the potential benefits of working in the private sector. Organisational culture Moving to a sector outside of academia will provide the opportunity to experience working in a different environment…>
Being appraised is not something we look forward to with unalloyed glee. As we feel that we work hard and give our best, criticism is a sensitive issue. Yet much can be gained from a well-conducted appraisal. They can be good for us, good for the people we work with and…>
5 Steps to Take In these days of change, credible voices are needed throughout the university sector. The barriers between academic and management jobs are far more permeable than they used to be, as universities continue to grow into highly complex environments requiring sophisticated and adaptable management skills. So if…>
When I think about my time in industry, the first thing I remember is the excitement I felt when I received the phone call from the CSO (Chief Scientific Officer) telling me that they would love it if I joined their team. In the job advert, they said they were…>
What motivates you? There are many reasons you might enjoy (or not enjoy) your current job, but if you are dragging yourself out of bed on a Monday morning it could be that you are not working in an environment that is in tune with your values. When you are…>
Changing your career path from Academia to Industry can be stressful, from deciding what changes you want to make to deciphering how to show potential employers that you have the skills to excel in a role in their organisation.
I have always thought of myself as an academic person: somebody that would never leave the university research environment for Industry, and would try and climb through the ranks, aspiring one day to become a researcher and eventually a Professor.