10 (and a bit) things PhD students should know about the Careers Service

  1. We’re here for you during your PhD (and for 2 years after)
  2. We have web pages chock full of useful information and resources including the THE Award winning An Academic Career
  3. You can talk to us
    1. drop in to the Atrium to talk to one of our Information Specialists
    2. book a one-to-one guidance appointment (NB – due to demand, these are reduced to 15 minute quick query sessions during September-October, but are usually 30 minutes)
    3. if you are a HUMS PGR – book a one-to-one guidance appointment in the Ellen Wilkinson
    4. see an Applications Advisor
    5. if you have an upcoming interview, you can get interview support
  4. Manchester Gold Doctoral Researcher
  5. We like connecting with you on social media (this blog, for example) and @ManPGCareers to share and discuss PhD related topics, events, opportunities, activities, hear your ideas – and just to get to know each other.
  6. CareersLink advertises opportunities for you during and after your PhD (as well as events)
  7. We are running 3 open workshops for all PGs –
    Start writing your CV with confidence
    30th September 2015
    Your CV needs to get you to interview. This one hour session tells you what you need to know in order  to create an effective CV that works for you.
    13:00-14:00
    Room C1.18 Ellen Wilkinson Building
    How to write a covering letter
    14th October 2015
    Your covering letter is a crucial part of your application. In this one hour session you’ll find out how to write a compelling letter that will make employers notice you.
    13:00-14:00
    Room C1.18 Ellen Wilkinson Building
    Successful interviews
    20th October 2015
    A successful interview is the final hurdle between you and your dream job once you’ve made a successful application. This one hour workshop will introduce you to the basic skills and knowledge you need to prepare for a successful interview.
    12:00-13:00
    Room C1.18 Ellen Wilkinson Building
  8. We run workshops with the Faculties  – check the Training Catalogue throughout the year
  9. You can attend other Careers Service events to meet employers and get career ideas
  10. The Pathways Event is coming June 2016

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