Category Archives: Careers Advice & Job Information

New Year, New Direction? Choosing what’s right for you.

As Christmas is well and truly behind us and we are firmly in the New Year, it’s a popular time to reflect upon where we are at, whether we really did keep those resolutions from last year, and what might … Read More »

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Update your CV!

We are approaching a new year once again, and you may be thinking about making a new start on the career front. Before you start the application process, it is imperative that you have an up-to-date CV ready to supplement … Read More »

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Gaining skills (and more) through voluntary positions

During my undergraduate days, I knew quite a few people who did voluntary work for various charities. For some, this was a requirement for their future careers; for others, it was an opportunity to develop their leadership qualities, team building … Read More »

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The Interview: Survival Tips

The Interview: Survival Tips Previous posts have looked at the application process as well as the interview itself (see previous posts). An interview can be an anxious experience and hopefully knowing some more about the interview process (see previous posts) … Read More »

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Becoming a peer reviewer for journals

Earlier on in my career, I often found myself getting frustrated at the various stages of the peer review process. I wondered why it took months for three people to read a short article and provide their feedback. It also … Read More »

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Awareness of your attitudes, skills and personality

Whether you are talking to someone you have just met at a networking event or giving an interview, it is a good idea to be aware of different aspects of your attitudes, skills and personality. You should be ready to … Read More »

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Selling your transferable skills

I have been asked in a few job interviews to highlight my most important skills and how they would benefit the post in question. Initially, I was stuck because I thought I did not have any ‘special’ skills to offer … Read More »

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The Interview Process

The Interview Process The interview forms part of the application process (see previous post about searching for jobs as well). For many the interview process can be quite an anxious event. For examples, may worry about whether or not they … Read More »

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Searching For Jobs

Searching for a job or suitable post can be a stressful and anxious process. The process of searching for a job can involve a number of steps from the first step of searching websites, newspapers and so for advertised jobs … Read More »

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‘Using’ your supervisors

You have probably read many articles about how you should go about developing your relationships with your supervisors. You may have noticed from talking to others that your relationship with your supervisor is probably different to your colleagues’ relationships with … Read More »

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