Career development and career decision making are complex processes. There are many well researched and thoughtful publications available that address the issues facing researchers, which we have ordered under the following sections.
- Managing an academic career
- Changing careers
- Non-research careers
- Practical advice on CVs, applications, interviews
Moving on in your Career, L Ali and B Graham, 2000. A thorough self-help manual aimed specifically at research staff. Routledge Falmer, ISBN 0415178703.
Building a Successful Career in Scientific Research: A guide for PhD students and Postdocs. P Dee, 2006. CUP, ISBN 0521617405.
A PhD is Not Enough! - A guide to survival in science, PJ Feibelman 1993. Perseus Books, ISBN 0201626632.
The Academic Career Handbook, L Blaxter, C Hughes and M Tight 1998. Open University, ISBN 0335198279.
Tomorrow's Professor - Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering, R M Reis 1997. IEEE Press ISBN 0780311361.
Managing your academic career, D R Sadler 1993. Allen & Unwin ISBN 1864489847.
Successful Research Careers: A practical guide, S Delamont, P Atkinson 2004. OUP, ISBN 0335212018
Self-fulfilling Prophecy: Building a successful career in Health Research, S Stewart, 2007. Wiley Blackwell, ISBN, 9780470060711.
Ms Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia, E Toth 1997: University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN 0812215664.
Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World, P J. Caplan 1993. University of Toronto, ISBN 0802074111.
What Color is your Parachute? R N Bolles 2007 Updated annually, widely acclaimed manual for job searchers and career changers, Ten Speed Press Berkeley, ISBN1580087949.)
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. Susan Jeffers 2007. Confidence-building read for anyone on the brink of change. Vermilion, ISBN 0091907071
The Art of Building Windmills - Career Tactics for the 21st Century. P Hawkins 1999. Graduate into Employment Unit, ISBN 0953598004.
Build your Own Rainbow Workbook For Career And Life Management, B Hopson and M Scally 2000. Pfeiffer, ISBN 9781852523008.
Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower, C Robbins-Roth 2005. Academic Press, ISBN 0125893760.
What else can you do with a PhD?: A Career Guide for Scholars. J Secrist and J Fitzpatrick 2001. Sage Publications, ISBN: 0761919708.
University Contract Researchers and the Job Market, L Schofield 2001 useful list of web reports and resources, AGCAS/University of London Careers Service.
The Graduate Career Handbook, Shirley Jenner 2000. Prentice Hall.
- See Moving on in your Career: Ali and Graham (above) which is tailored to the needs of researchers
- The Perfect CV: Max Eggert, Random House Business Books, 2003
- The Perfect Interview: Max Eggert, Random House Business Books, 2003
- Effective Networking for Professional Success: Rupert Hart:, Kogan Page, 1996
- The University of London Careers Service publishes a range of useful booklets on these topics, available for purchase from the Communications Services Department, 49-51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN
See also the range of ‘Just the Job' handbooks
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