Category Archives: Applications

Academic interviews

I seem to have spent quite a bit of time recently giving practice interviews for academic jobs.  The interviews were for research staff working at this University who were applying for lecturing roles at universities across the UK. For many … Continue reading

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Making applications; know your sector

I’m currently planning a session on getting the first lecturing job for research staff and a couple of things popped into my head while walking to work this morning that I thought may be useful to share (but this isn’t … Continue reading

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Networking for an academic career

This is just a quick follow-up to the second part of our academic career workshop on job search and application strategies which we ran last week with PhD students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  The slides from the workshop … Continue reading

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Marketing Yourself Effectively

My colleague Rebecca and I facilitated a workshop this morning with PhD students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It was called Marketing Yourself Effectively and covered how to prepare an effective CV, complete application forms and perform … Continue reading

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Struggling for the right words to use on your CV?

One of my colleagues (who goes under the guise of the Chemistry Careers Mole) pointed out a handy list of action words which could be consulted if you run out of inspiration when writing your CV.

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Writing up? What’s next after your PhD?

For many final year PhD students who are lucky enough to be funded, the cycle of the typical 3 year full-time PhD is quickly coming to an end.  I was reminded of this last week when many of the students … Continue reading

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Academic applications and interviews

A colleague and I led a workshop this morning on academic job search, applications and interviews.  We had some really interesting discussions with the PhD students taking part so I thought I’d share some of the messages with you. Networking … Continue reading

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