Careers Service Workshops for PhD Researchers

The Careers Service delivers a number of workshops for PhD researchers. Each session runs in both semesters, you can find details of forthcoming sessions below.

Humanities and Social Science

Introduction to MBTI Personality Type

09:30 – 13:00 18th September 2014

09:30 – 12:30 19th February 2015

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a widely-used, self-report personality questionnaire, designed to assist in understanding personal style and preferences.   This workshop will increase your self-awareness and help you communicate and work more effectively with others. The objectives of this session are for you to understand the basic MBTI framework and the concept of ‘type’, have an increased understanding of individual differences, and have increased self-understanding, which can be used to inform career planning and development.

Planning an academic career: Part 1 – what you need to succeed

09:30 – 12:30 11th November 2014

09:30 – 12:30 11th March 2015

Open to any PhD researchers who are considering a career in academia.

Do you know what it takes to be successful in the competitive world of academia? What do you have to offer that will make you stand out from the crowd? This interactive workshop will help you to answer these questions and encourage you to take control of your academic future.

Planning an academic career: Part 2 – job search and application strategies

09:30 – 12:30 18th November 2014

09:30 – 12:30 18th March 2015

Open to any PhD researchers who are considering a career in academia.

What’s the best way to identify suitable job openings? How can you market yourself effectively to an academic employer? This interactive workshop will help you to answer these questions and encourage you to take control of your academic future.

Reviewing your career – what else can I do?

09:30 – 12:30 21st October 2014

09:30 – 12:30 26th February 2015

Careers are constantly evolving and developing as opportunities and priorities change. Reviewing Your Career provides a means to review where you’re at and where you want to be. This course will help you to identify and assess your skills and priorities, generate career options, and identify sources of information and support to move forward.

Marketing yourself effectively

09:30 – 12:30 29th October 2014

09:30 – 12:30 21st April 2015

Postgraduate study develops a huge range of skills and experience, valued by employers across every sector. Getting the right message across to a potential employer on paper and at interview is vital. This session looks at making sure you market yourself effectively, through CVs, application forms and at interview.

Science and Engineering / Medicine and Vet Medicine

The Careers Service delivers a number of workshops for PhD researchers. Each session runs in both semesters, you can find details of forthcoming sessions below.

Introduction to MBTI Personality

09:30 – 12:30 18th September 2014

09:30 – 12:30 19th February 2015

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a widely-used, self-report personality questionnaire, designed to assist in understanding personal style and preferences.   This workshop will increase your self-awareness and help you communicate and work more effectively with others. The objectives of this session are for you to understand the basic MBTI framework and the concept of ‘type’, have an increased understanding of individual differences, and have increased self-understanding, which can be used to inform career planning and development.

Career Strategies for PhD students: Part 1 – reviewing your career

09:30 – 13:00 1st October 2014

09:30 – 13:00 20th January 2015

09:30 – 13:00 12th May 2015

This session will introduce a model of career management and will focus on aspects relating to career decision making. You will be provided with an opportunity to reflect on your career to date and to consider your personal skills, values, interests and preferred work styles. Through the process of reflection you should be able to start to identify your own priorities for future career development before exploring different methods of generating and researching career ideas.

Career Strategies for PhD students: Part 2 – implementing career decisions

09:30 – 13:00 15th October 2014

09:30 – 12:30 27th January 2015

09:30 – 12:30 19th May 2015

This session will focus on implementing career decisions. You will have the opportunity to consider how organisations recruit new staff and how you can locate suitable career opportunities including ways of tapping into the ‘hidden job market’. This session will also explore the selection process and the range of assessment tools used by employers and will help you prepare to market.

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