Are you wondering what career preparation you can do early in the PhD while keeping your career options open?
Or are you in the later stages of the PhD, and looking for advice to prepare for upcoming applications?
At the start of a three or more year research degree it is easy to feel that you have plenty of time to consider your choice of future career. In fact, you can take many actions early on whilst still keeping your careers options open. You have time to research information on potential choices and assess your personal preferences. You can also focus on your professional development, and develop skills within your research that will also promote your ongoing career prospects. This form of career planning is often referred to as ‘Planned Happenstance’, a career model that fits quite well with many academic careers. The aim is to focus on activities that motivate you and so to build a CV that will support you in a career that matches your preferences. To find out more see our online Career management resources.
The LDC Development programme provides workshops and webinars to help you at all stages of your career preparation, from more general career planning, to preparing for actual applications. We also offer further sessions to help you prepare emotionally for moving into your career after the PhD. In 2020, we will also offer a session to help you manage ‘Imposter Syndrome’. Our upcoming sessions are as follows:
Career planning and long-term preparation
|Careers – The Career Wise Researcher||07 Nov||09:15 – 12:30|
|Careers – Effective Career Networking||14 Nov||09:15 – 12:30|
|Webinar: Using LinkedIn to manage your career||21 Nov||13:30 – 14:30|
|Webinar: Promoting yourself through networking||5 Dec||13:30 – 14:30|
Preparing for applications
|Careers – Shining at Interview||21 Nov||09:15 – 12:30|
|Careers – Get that Academic job!||28 Nov||09:15 – 12:30|
|The Emotionally Intelligent Researcher||05 Dec||09:15 – 12:30|
You can find additional information in our career management online resources.