Early Career Academic Researchers
Discover the skills you need as an academic, explore career options and reflect on your career with this online course for early career academic researchers.
Who is the course for?
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
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Develop an awareness of what is important when considering future career development, including reflection on key drivers, skills, interests, personality, and values and how these impact on career choice
Identify the experience, skills and qualifications that will aid progression in an academic career
assess individual experience
identify gaps in light of what is required for moving on
and consider how to build relevant experience.
Explore some of the more common career areas researchers enter outside academic research and develop strategies to help generate and research individual career ideas