Postdoctoral Research Staff - Careers Support
There are a range of PhD focused career development workshops, which run in semester2. Post-Doctoral Research staff are encouraged to attend if relevant:
- Careers outside of academia
- Planning your academic career
- CVs non- academic/academic
- Networking and raising your online profile
- Successful interviews
- Taking your PhD outside of academia – arts and humanities
Book via the Graduate School, Researcher Development Programme link here https://stafftraining.bis.aber.ac.uk/pg/list_courses.php
The University has subscribed to the Vitae Research Development Planner, which has an online course to cover all stages in the professional development planning (PDP) process.
PDP is a key component of career progression and this course has been designed and developed using resources specifically for researchers who want to make the most of their opportunities, and create new ones!
One to one postgraduate and post-doctoral research staff career consultations
Career consultations for postgraduate students and post-doctoral research staff run every Tuesday morning (term time and during the summer) in the Postgraduate Centre, Graduate School.
These are self-bookable here: https://stafftraining.bis.aber.ac.uk/pg/list_courses.php
Getting your first lecturing job
If this is your aim, this PDF could help - Getting your first lecturing job.
It is based on the latest survey of 172 academic staff from 22 UK universities, into the steps applicants should take to increase their chances of securing their first lecturing post
This toolkit is aimed at post-doctoral researchers who have gained one to two years’ experience in academic research. You may be at a point at which you are considering your overall career progress and development in academia or be contemplating a career change. This toolkit offers some general starting points for those wanting to reflect on their career to date and to begin to formulate an ongoing career strategy.
How do you know when it’s really time for a change or whether you are just going through a sticky patch? This interactive Toolkit contains activities & advice to help you explore career options & make it happen!
- How to apply for an academic job eBook
- The free resources sectionon jobs.ac.uk includes other eBooks, toolkits and careers videos to help you if you are currently looking for a new job or need advice for planning and developing your career.
- The Careers section of the Vitae website will help you think about your career choices, navigate recruitment processes and manage your career over the long term.
- Vitae provide a range of resources and information regarding your Professional Development.
The market for jobs in both academia and other sectors is competitive, and you therefore need to plan ahead, be strategic in your job search and look at ways to stand out from the crowd. This eBook will help you understand how to interpret a job advert, tailor your application, covering letter and CV and succeed at a panel interview.
EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique European initiative. It provides access to information and support services for researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe or stay connected to it
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