Professional Progression Professional Development Courses

An Introduction to Career Planning for 1st & 2nd Year PhDs: Engineering & Physical Sciences (Webinar)

Tutor: Careers Service Consultants
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

What can you do during your PhD to ensure that you are in the best position to grow your career once you have completed? Whether you are considering an academic career or moving outside academia, this interactive workshop will help you make the most of your PhD experience in terms of exploring your options and building your knowledge to be successful in your chosen career.

This workshop focuses on Engineering and Physical Sciences PhD career options.

On completion of this workshop you will be better able to:

  • Identify the elements involved in good career planning and decision making
  • Recognise the range of careers open to you within and outside of Academia
  • Create strategies to research your options during your PhD
  • Reflect on your experiences to identify skills and values
  • Know how to access further support from The Careers Service

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year

An Introduction to Career Planning for 1st and 2nd Year PhDs: Life Sciences & Medicine

Tutor: Careers Service Consultants
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

What can you do during your PhD to ensure that you are in the best position to grow your career once you have completed? Whether you are considering an academic career or moving outside academia, this interactive workshop will help you make the most of your PhD experience in terms of exploring your options and building your knowledge to be successful in your chosen career.

This workshop focuses on Life Sciences and Medicine career options.

On completion of this workshop you will be better able to:

  • Identify the elements involved in good career planning and decision making
  • Recognise the range of careers open to you within and outside of Academia
  • Create strategies to research your options during your PhD
  • Reflect on your experiences to identify skills and values
  • Know how to access further support from The Careers Service

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year

Effective CVs and Applications (Webinar)

Tutor: Careers Service Consultants
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit: 1 credit

No matter if you are applying for a job in academia or moving outside, you will have to go through a highly competitive process. How do you create the right application documents that will secure you an interview? This interactive workshop will help you to understand what a recruiter is looking for and how to create excellent CVs, cover letters and application forms.

On completion of this workshop you will be better able to:

  • Recognise the different roles CVs, cover letters and applications have during recruitment processes
  • Evaluate what the reader will be looking for when they are reading application documents both for academic and industry posts
  • Identify areas from your own experiences that should be highlighted when tailoring your documents for different audiences
  • Construct a tailored CV, cover letter and application to give you the best chance of success on application
  • Know how to access further support from The Careers Service

Dates 

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year

Job Search with a Difference (Webinar)

Tutor: Careers Service Consultants
Course Level:
Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

Finding a job, whether that is within or outside academia, can take time and lot of effort. So how do you approach this task strategically? This interactive workshop will help you to identify up to date resources and a range of methods to make your job-hunting as organised and diverse as possible.

On completion of this workshop you will be better able to:

  • Identify the breadth of the PhD job market
  • Analyse skills gained from your PhD and formulate tailored statements to sell these to future employers
  • Develop a proactive strategy to hunt for jobs, including networking, online approaches and targeted speculative applications
  • Create and maintain your professional online profile
  • Know how to access further support from The Careers Service

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year

Preparing for Interviews (Webinar)

Tutors: Careers Service Consultants
Course Level:
Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

Whether your interview is within or outside academia, this workshop will help you understand the process and learn how to best prepare. Good preparation for an interview is the key to success and will give you the confidence to give your best performance on the day.

On completion of this workshop you will be better able to:

  • Identify the range of activities that could occur during both academic and non-academic interviews
  • Assess the perspective of an employer during the interview
  • Analyse experiences and formulate answers to a range of questions that could be asked at interview
  • Develop a strategy to help you prepare for interview
  • Know how to access further support from The Careers Service

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year