Which jobs can you apply for post-PhD? We learn how COVID-19 changed the mechanics and tools in this process, but not your employability and impact.
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With a digital footprint audit, you gain complete insight into what information is in the digital domain about you. You can assess what prospective employers will see and discover. You can take steps to mitigate any negative effects. A personal digital audit is how you do this.
With coronavirus, we are living in strange and worrying times. We don’t know how long this will last, but we know that it will pass and education will resume. However, to what extent things will be the same and return to ‘normal’ is a matter of some debate. The current crisis is likely to accelerate…>
Recruiters are still sifting through applications and CVs during the lockdown, so now is a really good time to learn new skills to give your job application or CV some extra sparkle. We’re not talking about teaching yourself how to turn out the perfect soufflé or learn to tango (although these are great skills to…>
The prospect of completing a job application can be quite daunting at the best of times, and more so if you haven’t done one for a while or if you have several to do in a short space of time. This article provides some practical tips about getting started and moving through this process.
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is the gatekeeping software that employers and recruiters often use to help them shortlist candidates. It has other purposes, but this ability to organise and rank applications means you, as a candidate, need to know how it works. Armed with this information, you can then ensure your CV is appealing…>
To ensure the greatest chance of success, hold your CV and cover letter up to a brutal interrogation against our 10-step application checklist. It’ll help to ensure you get the call to interview you want. Before you click send, we urge you to check that your application will cut the mustard. 1. Research and facts…>
A cover letter for industry often has four sections – an introduction, the ‘sell’, motivations, and the close. It is important to tailor your document to the employer and you can do this through your research into the role and the organisation as well as the competencies you have to evidence. T
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.
An essential skill for any successful academic career is writing grant proposals to secure funding for your research. Securing grants is a competitive process so you need your proposals to be able to stand out from other aspiring and successful academic researchers.