Pathways for Postdocs
As a postdoc, you are a highly skilled individual. But what do postdocs do if they don’t become academics? What are your other career options and how do you get that next job?
As a postdoc, you have a unique and highly valued set of skills, which means that you have a huge amount to offer an employer and a wide range of opportunities to consider. Postdocs move on to all sorts of roles within and outside the higher education sector.
This is achieved through skills development workshops, hearing from guest speakers who have made that transition from postdoc into another career, as well as a host of online resources.
The PFDC is here to support your career planning and help you make positive well-informed steps towards the career path you want to pursue, irrespective of your final decisions, or your reasons for making them.
These webpages provide you with suggestions, resources and tips for effective career planning.
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Translating your skills
Identify your skill set and create a ‘skills portfolio’ with evidence to present in potential job applications and interviews
Understanding the world outside research in academia
Get to grips with what different roles may offer you and break away from assumptions you might have.
CVs, applications and interviews
How do you make your CV and application as strong as possible? And how can you prepare for an interview?