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FutureLearn Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers

University of Glasgow , University of Edinburgh and The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    Platform:
    FutureLearn
    Provider:
    University of Glasgow , University of Edinburgh and The University of Sheffield
    Length:
    4 weeks
    Effort:
    3 hours/week
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    Explore different career options and understand what you want from a career
    Being an early career academic researcher, whether you’re a doctoral student or research staff, can be challenging: should you pursue further academic research? What skills will help you progress in an academic career? What other career options are open to you?

    On this course you will answer these questions and more, considering how to manage you career and reflecting on what you want out of a career. You will be encouraged to consider different career options, both within and outside academic research, and build your confidence in marketing yourself in applications and interviews.

    This course is for academic researchers - both postgraduate researchers (PhDs) and early career researchers (post-docs).

    What topics will you cover?
    • Factors that are important when considering future career development including key drivers, strengths, interests, personality, and values and how these impact on career choice

    • Experience, skills and qualifications that aid progression in an academic career and how to build relevant experience

    • Common career areas researchers enter outside academic research and how to generate and research individual career ideas

    • CVs for different roles and how to present experience effectively when applying for academic and non-academic jobs

    • What to expect at academic and non-academic interviews, and how to prepare effectively for these

    Taught by
    Katrina Gardner

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