10 (and a bit) things PhDs 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. Careers Essentials – 1 hour sessions open to all postgraduates to help you plan your post-PhD career with confidence.




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    Career Essentials: CVs for Postgraduates

    February 8 2017 1pm-2pm Ellen Wilkinson Building, SALC Graduate School, Conference Room C1.18  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 Careers Link event id: 3837

    Careers Essentials: Covering Letters for Postgraduates,
    February 15 2017 1pm -2pm, Ellen Wilkinson Building, SALC Graduate School, Conference Room C1.18 Your covering letter is a critical 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. Careers Link event id: 3838

    Career Essentials: Interviews for Postgraduates, February 22 2017 1pm-2pm, Ellen Wilkinson Building, SALC Graduate School, Conference Room C1.18 A successful interview is all that stands between you and your dream job. This one hour workshop will introduce you to the basic skills and knowledge you need to prepare for a successful interview. Careers Link event i.d. 3839

    Career Essentials: Becoming an Academic, March 1st 2017 1pm-2pm, Ellen Wilkinson Building, SALC Graduate School, Conference Room C1.18 Do you want an academic career? Is it right for you? This session will help you understand the reality of academic careers, assess your potential and plan your next steps. Careers Link event id: 3842

  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 – careers for researchers – is coming June 2017

All Postgrad-highlighted Postgraduate

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