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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. 1224
Last modified: 24/11/2010 09:57:48
Institution: University College LondonThis is a brief summary of the organisational model that we have adopted in order to work more closely with Schools, Faculties and Departments and 'partner' with them in understanding and providing for the needs of their particular staff in a ‘bespoke’ way where appropriate. This positions us better to target our resource towards meeting real needs, while striving for enhanced alignment between UCL’s research strategy and individual aspirations. This new model also enables us to work more closely in partnership with other key people deployed at a Faculty or Department level, such as Research Facilitators, Research Leaders, HR Consultants, Faculty Managers etc.
Practice No. 1221
Last modified: 19/11/2010 14:40:42
Institution: University of LiverpoolWorkshops are facilitated by editors of high impact journals who discuss with participants key aspects within the writing process and the aims of the journal. Brief writing exercises on papers published by participants take place during the workshop. In addition, selected published articles from the journal are being discussed highlighting relevant points of interest that inform the writing process.
Practice No. 1184
Last modified: 03/11/2010 11:16:32
Institution: Loughborough UniversityOur Loughborough Local GRADschool is now well established and ready to increase in size. We run a three day, non-residential model. This gives us a good balance between sustainability and impact. It is held open primarily for third year research students and has a real empahsis on what happens next after the PhD.