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Practice No. 669
Last modified: 24/03/2011 10:31:35
Institution: University of DurhamA 3 hour ‘simulated’ workshop based on participants taking part in two commonly used assessment centre exercises, used by non-academic employers as part of their graduate selection. There will be a group activity and an individual presentation with Careers Advisers observing and providing individual assessment and feedback
Practice No. 675
Last modified: 24/03/2011 10:20:16
Institution: University of DurhamThis session will look at the types of questions asked on application forms, why employers want this information, how can you translate your academic experience into desirable skills and how you can stand out from the other applicants
Practice No. 672
Last modified: 24/03/2011 10:18:36
Institution: University of DurhamThere will an opportunity to take verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning tests on-line and then to discuss the role of psychometric tests in recruitment by employers, as well as your individual results, with a qualified member of the Careers Advisory Service. This is excellent preparation for the "real thing" when you are asked to take these by an employer.
Practice No. 668
Last modified: 24/03/2011 10:17:17
Institution: University of DurhamThis interactive workshop explores the pros and cons of an academic career, looks at individual researcher's strengths and development needs and allows then to plan what needs to be done in order to be a strong candidate for an academic position in the future. (Uses materials first designed by Sara Shinton, Careers Consultant)
Practice No. 667
Last modified: 24/03/2011 10:09:37
Institution: University of DurhamThis session gives researchers an overview of what is expected by academic / non-academic employers from an effective CV and prepares them to draft their own marketing tool, which the can then discuss with the careers development consultant one-to-one at a mutually suitable time
Practice No. 897
Last modified: 24/03/2011 10:07:23
Institution: University of DurhamPhD alumni of the university from all subject areas from the 70s, 80s and 90s who were not working in academia were contacted and asked to write a free text case study which covered certain key areas of interest. They were asked why they chose their career area, how they got into it, what it involves, how has their research background been useful and did they have any tips for current researchers.
Practice No. 666
Last modified: 24/03/2011 09:53:28
Institution: University of DurhamThis session focuses on how researchers can effectively market themselves to academic employers via CVs and application forms, through covering letters and at interview.
Practice No. 641
Last modified: 22/03/2011 17:28:31
Institution: Newcastle UniversityA full day conference for research staff from the 5 North East Universities with a programme aimed to help researchers reflect upon their own professional development and focus on the actions they can take to develop and manage their careers
Practice No. 466
Last modified: 22/03/2011 17:06:28
Institution: Newcastle UniversityThis 'PI Development Programme' offers a range of transferable skills training, designed to assist the professional development of postdoctoral researchers, who are new to, or aspire to, the role of research leader.
Practice No. 1213
Last modified: 16/12/2010 16:29:57
Institution: University of DurhamThis course moves beyond getting researchers to think about the importance of evaluating information and considers the multitude of influences that impact on how critical we are able to be. This session introduces a range of cognitive biases that affect how we value information. It emphasises the subjective nature of any criteria for evaluation and will demonstrate the importance of considering these alongside objective and intersubjective values to ensure researchers are best able to make evaluative judgements about the information they find for your research.