What can I do after my PhD? It is a difficult decision for any PhD student on whether to pursue a career in academia or consider alternative careers. In our dedicated live Q&A, we asked a panel of experts who have moved outside of academia, to share their top tips and advice on alternate career…>
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Writing your best CV is a nerve-wracking business. You want it to stand out from all the other CVs your potential employer is going to read. You need them to see just why they should hire you. It’s a tough world out there for job hunters though, and you need to work to get seen….>
Everyone knows that there are a number of interview killer questions that can stop an interviewee dead in their tracks. These can be both general, and ones that relate specifically to the academic environment. Here are a few pointers to get you started.
I started my Lecturer post at the University of Hertfordshire in January 2012, which was initially a temporary post. My post became permanent in May 2014 and I progressed to Senior Lecturer in July 2014. When I arrived at the University, I was given responsibility for large modules, being part of a small…>
Some Professional Doctorate, such as the EngD, come with a clear career path and/or a proven track record of improved career prospects. For others, such as the Doctorate in Education (EdD), experiences, expectations and outcomes are very individual. This article profiles two educators who attained an EdD, their motivations, and what it has done for…>
Iuni Trist is in the latter stages of her PhD in medicinal chemistry at Cardiff University. Iuni’s route to a PhD began in Italy and her reflections may help those reading this who may be considering coming to the UK to undertake their research. Iuni Trist, PhD Candidate in Medicinal Chemistry What was your educational…>
Phrases to avoid on your CV can be tackled very simply by omitting clichéd and generic wording and phrasing at ALL costs. You will run the risk of coming across as boring, unimaginative and fall into the “meaningless waffle” category. What we know is you only have a finite amount of space in which to…>
Teaching English as a Foreign Language involves teaching in non-English speaking countries or teaching English to foreign students in an English speaking country. TEFL employment can be found in language schools, universities and colleges, private institutions and state schools. The key areas for teaching jobs are Asia (Korea, China and Japan), Europe, and the Middle…>
This article highlights reasons why PhD graduates are in demand by recruiters in the financial sector, including insights from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The tips and insights will help PhD researchers to think about steps they can take during their PhD to effectively prepare for a career change out of academia to the…>
By Catherine Armstrong Could you describe your current role? I’m a recently retired lecturer. I have just finished work at Liverpool Hope University. I am currently an Associate Lecturer in History at MMU and also a visiting lecturer at Chester University. What was your first ever interview like? The interview was very interesting. The Principal…>