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.
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Competency questions are those which focus on particular behaviours or skills you will need to demonstrate in the role. These are usually clearly identified in the person specification and job advert.
1 – Leave your preconceptions at home Don’t let what you see and hear about China and its people in the news influence your judgment. China is rich in history and culture, but it is still a developing country. A lot of progress has been made in many respects, but there is still a lot…>
‘Unique Selling Point’ (or USP) is a marketing idea developed to help people in business improve their sales. As a job seeker, you also have something to sell: YOURSELF! By developing your USPs learn how to sell yourself when applying for a job and stand out from the crowd. These five tips will help you…>
This article develops the key themes outlined in the earlier article How To Be More Than Competent In Competency Based Interviews by examining specific competency questions in more detail. It will help you prepare for follow-up questions and analyse your previous experience so that you can match your experience and skills more precisely to those employers…>
What are competency-based interviews? Competency-based interviews use questions which aim to find out how you have used specific skills in your previous experience and how you approach problems, tasks and challenges. Also called behavioural or situational questions, they are often used in first interviews. These interviews are based on the premise that past behaviour is…>
Applying for a job can take over your life. We want to make it easier, so we have created some articles with inside information to guide you through the early stages. How do you go about applying for a job? How can you make your application successful? This article offers advice on applying for a…>
An essential guide covering interpreting job adverts, tailoring applications and interview tips
This ebook will help you to become more attractive to employers when applying for an academic job.
Your CV and cover letter will be the first thing that the prospective employers will see about you. Follow this short 3-part guide on how to write a CV and cover letter to make sure it’s not the last.
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