Workshops on topics related to career planning, key skills and job applications run on Tuesdays in the Careers Seminar Room, SL62 throughout the year. These workshops provide the opportunity for learning in a group environment and cover issues around planning careers both in an academic environment and beyond, making connections and applying successfully for jobs.
Academic Career Planning - Tuesday 09th October 1-2.30pm
What is required for a successful academic career? The most obvious factors are the ability to carry out good research and to teach, but there are many others that are less obvious. In order to move up the ladder you are expected to undertake an increasing number of activities both within and outside the university and become progressively more internationally renowned. This workshop will help you gain an understanding of what those activities are. In the second of this two part workshop we will address how you can plan ahead to enhance your eligibility for such a role.
- have a basic knowledge of the requirements for a successful academic career
- be able to identify appropriate and useful sources of information regarding academic career progression and formulate effective questions to gain insight
- be able to identify and take action that is appropriate to their own situation
This workshop is open to all PhDs, but mainly suitable for those in the early stages of their career.
Academic CVs and Applications Tuesday 23rd October 1-2.30pm
In this workshop we will look at the more practical aspects of making yourself eligible for an academic career and applying for positions, including identifying where the jobs are and how to apply. We will explore what makes a good curriculum vitae or application for an academic role.
- understand the basics of creating good academic CVs and applications
Interview Skills for Academic Jobs Tuesday 20th November 1-2.30pm
Recruitment processes can take a variety of different forms and include multiple tasks such as in-tray exercises, aptitude tests and group exercises alongside the traditional question and answer interview. This workshop aims to help you demystify (academic and non-academic) interviews and appreciate the different ways in which you can make a positive impression on a recruiter. The focus will be on interview techniques and you will have an opportunity to practice your interview skills.
- understand what a recruiter might want to know
- examine how their skills and experience can be marketed in person
- construct answers that provide the information in a way that is appreciated by a recruiter
To book a place on an event, you will need to click on the event link that takes you to our careers management system, CareersZONE. If it is your first time, you will be redirected to the portal and once in the system you will be asked to update your profile. This will allow you to receive information and opportunities targeted to your current preferences. Please note: you will only need to do this once, and is separate to Careers Registration data that you were asked to complete at enrolment.
The registration for each workshop will open about 2-3 weeks before the date and you will be notified by email.