Presentation on theme: "Careers Centre Introduction to Career Choice for Researchers Gill Barber Senior Career Consultant."— Presentation transcript:
Careers Centre Introduction to Career Choice for Researchers Gill Barber Senior Career Consultant
Careers Centre What is your current strategy? Linear progression Changing the emphasis New direction No idea yet !
Careers Centre Some facts and figures (What do PhDs do? Three years on) 27% Employed (Other Common Doctoral Occupations) 22% HE teaching and lecturing roles 19% HE research roles 13% Non-HE research roles 13% Other Occupations 6% Teaching roles outside HE
Careers Centre Value of a Doctorate 50% PhD required for role 32% Important for role 12% Helpful for role 6% Not Important at all
Careers Centre Examples of destinations of 2013 finishers Durham University -Teaching fellow Nasarawa State University – Lecturer Northumbria University - Research Fellow The University of Leeds - Research Fellow University of Oxford -Postdoctoral Research Asst.
Careers Centre Employment outside academia British Geological Survey Environment Agency Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences Edge Analytics Teagasc The Israeli Knesset (Parliament) Ricardo - AEA Volcanologist radioactive substances regulation officer Specialist in the research institute Demographic Analyst Research Technologist Researcher Air Quality Analyst
Careers Centre The Career Planning Process ‘A process by which individuals make decisions and take actions which impact on their career’ Not a ‘one-off’ event but a process which will go on way beyond your first job after your PhD
Careers Centre Knowing yourself You InterestsValues PersonalityNeeds Skills/Abilities
Careers Centre Academia-increasing your chances Publications Research and project funding Teaching experience Project management Quality assessment Understanding HE issues Networking LinkedIn
Careers Centre Develop your skills and network Demonstrating/teaching Committees Supervising research Conferences University development opportunities Gradschool Students Union In the workplace SDDU courses Networking events Bidding for funds Be alert to the next step in your research Careers Centre and events LinkedIn
Careers Centre Where to look for more information Vitae: What do Researchers do? - Information on career destinations of researchers. Vitae: What do Researchers do? PhD Jobs - Recruitment solutions for the postgraduate community. PhD Jobs Find A PostDoc - Postdoctoral job opportunities. Find A PostDoc
Careers Centre Support from the Careers Centre Employer events – e.g. Mon 13 Oct The Edge Wed 22 Oct Environment Careers Fair Drop in sessions, Mon – Fri 9am-4pm CVs, applications, information Individual Careers Guidance Workshops e.g. applications, assessment centres Mock interviews Employer presentations Vacancies – currently have approx. 700 www.careerweb.leeds.ac.uk www.careerweb.leeds.ac.uk