Postgrad talks, Autumn 2013

postgradtalksI’ve arranged a series of postgrad talks, taking place over the next few weeks. They’re open to all UoM postgrads, whichever school or faculty, so just come along.

Unfortunately, central timetabling seem to be overwhelmed this year, so we don’t yet have rooms allocated – hoping this gets fixed before this Friday (4th October), when I’m doing the first two talks. Update, Monday 30th September: Venues now added!

Full details will also be on CareersLink – just login using your university login details, look under “Careers Fairs and Events”. If you want to find all the postgrad events, click on “Advanced search” and search for all events named “Postgrad Focus”. That will give you a list of all the talks I’ve got coming up. (Click on the image below for a larger, clearer view.)

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It would be great if you could register for the events, so I know someone’s likely to turn up, but on the day, it’s just the first ones to get there who get the pick of the seats.

Here’s what’s coming up:

1. Finding a job for Masters Postgraduates
Looking for a job this year? Find out how the job market works, the state of the UK graduate/postgraduate labour market today, and learn tips and techniques for uncovering a wide range of jobs in the UK and overseas.

Date – Fri 4 Oct
Time – 12 noon
Location – Zochonis Theatre B

2. Finding a job for PhDs
Looking for a job this year? Find out how the job market works, the state of the UK graduate/postgraduate labour market today, and learn tips and techniques for uncovering a wide range of jobs in the UK and overseas.

Date – Fri 4 Oct
Time – 2pm
Location – Roscoe 1.001

3. CVs for current Masters Postgraduates
Did you know that some employers spend no more than 90 seconds looking at a CV before deciding whether it goes into the ‘Reject’ pile, or whether it gets read in more depth?

  • What are employers looking for in an application form, CV or covering letter?
  • How do you tackle those difficult application form questions?
  • Get advice on how to complete those forms and create a CV and covering letter with the right impact by coming along to this CV and applications talk for current Masters postgraduates.

Notes:

  1. This is a group session, so there won’t be time to give you individual feedback on your own CV. However, you’re very welcome to use our Applications Advice service for individual tailored advice.
  2. This talk is aimed at students who are currently doing a Masters degree, not at undergraduates hoping to get on to a Masters programme.

Date – Tues 8 Oct
Time – 12 noon
Location – Schuster Moseley Theatre

4. CVs for current PhDs
Did you know that some employers spend no more than 90 seconds looking at a CV before deciding whether it goes into the ‘Reject’ pile, or whether it gets read in more depth?

  • What are employers looking for in an application form, CV or covering letter?
  • How do you tackle those difficult application form questions?
  • Get advice on how to complete those forms and create a CV and covering letter with the right impact by coming along to this CV and applications talk for current PhDs.

Notes:

  1. This is a group session, so there won’t be time to give you individual feedback on your own CV. However, you’re very welcome to use our Applications Advice service for individual tailored advice.
  2. This talk is aimed at students who are currently doing a PhD, not at undergraduates or Masters hoping to get on to a PhD.

Date – Fri 11 Oct
Time – 2pm
Location – University Place 6.205

5. Interviews for current Masters Postgraduates
Do you dread these questions?

  • Why do you want this job?
  • Why do you want to come and work for us?
  • What are your strengths … and your weaknesses?

Find out how to approach these and other tricky questions, and why ‘how you say it’ can be as important as ‘what you say’ at this Interviews talk for current Masters postgraduates.

Note: This talk is aimed at students who are currently doing a Masters degree, not at undergraduates hoping to get on to a Masters programme.

Date – Mon 21 Oct
Time – 12 noon
Location – University Place 4.206

6. Interviews for current PhDs
Do you dread these questions?

  • Why do you want this job?
  • Why do you want to come and work for us?
  • What are your strengths … and your weaknesses?

Find out how to approach these and other tricky questions, and why ‘how you say it’ can be as important as ‘what you say’ at this Interviews talk for PhDs.

Note: This talk is aimed at students who are currently doing a PhD, not at undergraduates or Masters hoping to get on to a PhD.

Date – Wed 23 Oct
Time – 10am
Location – University Place 6.208

7. Assessment Centres for Masters and PhDs
Some employers are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to measure your competencies and assess your suitability for the job. Find out about some of these tests and practical exercises, and get tips on how to shine at assessment centres in this talk aimed at current postgraduates.

Date – Wed 23 Oct
Time – 12 noon
Location – Zochonis Theatre B

8. Becoming an Academic
Becoming an academic is the dream of many postgraduates, but it’s a challenge to turn that dream into reality. This session will cover:

  • The pathways to becoming an academic
  • The realities of academic life
  • Advice on how to improve your chances of becoming an academic

Date – Wed 6 Nov
Time – 2pm
Location – University Place 5.205

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Careers Manager (Postgraduate) at the University of Manchester, UK

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