Tag Archives: applications

Academic CVs

We have a new quick video guide to Academic CVs on our website.  You may find it useful if you are making any academic applications in the near future – whether for an academic job or a fellowship.  There’s also … 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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Getting the First Lecturing Job

I’ve mentioned this before but the full report of the survey ‘Getting the First Lecturing Job’ is finally available.  You can find it on the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) website The report details the findings from a … Continue reading

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What PhD students have to offer employers

A colleague and I ran a careers workshop with some PhD students last week.  We discussed what skills the students had developed as part of their PhD programme.  One of the workshop participants took a photo of the list the … Continue reading

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How to secure a job after your PhD

I thought you may be interested in a session being run by jobs.ac.uk on how to secure a job after your PhD.  They have a panel of experts, both careers professionals and academics, who will lead a discussion and answer … 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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E-books now available

The Careers Service now has a selection of careers-related e-books. They can be downloaded or read online by current students who have access to the University of Edinburgh Library’s e-resources.  This should make it much more convenient for those of … Continue reading

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Current job opportunities

It’s been a while since I alerted you to any jobs which may be of interest so I thought I’d let you know about a few that are being advertised now.  Most of the ones we are advertising at present … 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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The career-wise researcher

One of my colleagues on a national group working with research staff (AGCAS Research Staff Task Group), Jane Simm from the University of Sheffield, has just been involved in a publication called ‘The career-wise researcher’.  I’d recommend you have a … Continue reading

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