According to the Office of National Statistics, the average length of time people stay within the same job is 8.5 years. Qualified job applicants normally spend at least a few months looking for new roles before landing an offer.
Jobseeking and Interview Tips
Video interviews are used by an increasing number of employers to sift through candidates for internships, graduate schemes and other professional roles. Zoom and Teams interviews are now routinely used as part of the interview process due to current restrictions around Covid-19.
So you have been called for a interview for your dream job teaching at your perfect university. You’re nearly there. You have checked your CV and rehearsed answers to common questions, but you’ve got to deliver a sample lecture. How do you make it a success? Start planning what to…>
Although still little used in higher education recruitment, if you are applying for a senior job elsewhere in the public sector or are seeking a move into the private sector then it is likely that you will encounter the assessment centre at some point. And even in higher education, you…>
You’ve applied for an academic job and to your delight, you receive an invitation to an interview. What do you need to know? What should you expect? How can you prepare? What kind of questions will you be asked? The Panel Interviews for academic posts usually involve a panel of…>
Application forms are irritating. They ask difficult questions, some of which you may consider impertinent, others just silly. Why do employers use them? While most employers still rely on CVs, large organisations that receive huge numbers of job applications generally prefer to use their own application form. By using these…>
What to find out and how when applying for jobs in Europe. When applying for any job it’s important to understand the relevant hiring practices. What to put on a CV, how to lay it out, what employers are looking for. When applying for a job in another country it…>
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:
You will have at least a few days for preparing for academic interviews, here are ten tips on how to maximise your chances of getting that job! Who are your interviewers? When you receive your letter offering an interview, it will almost certainly give the names of those people on…>
Most people dread job interviews. It is perfectly normal to feel pre-interview nerves since there is a lot riding on the outcome. But don’t panic. By following a few simple techniques and preparing properly, you can reduce your stress levels to help you perform to the best of your abilities….>