Academic CVs

Make your CV work for you.

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Pat Thomson is Professor of Education in the School of Education, The University of Nottingham. She is interested in researcher education and the writing that scholars want to, and must do. So when I came across her Patter  on writing CV’s I was intrigued to read what more advice she had for the Research Community Read the rest of this entry »

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How to write a CV for Academia – workshop

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How to write a CV for Academia

22nd February 2012

1.00-2.00pm

Bamburgh Room, King’s Road Centre

Applying for research opportunities, lecturing posts or a PhD? Find out about the key indicators of success in an academic environment, what to prioritise and how to make yourself stand out in an academic CV.

This workshop is aimed at postgraduate researchers and other students who need an academic CV because they are applying for university-based research posts or a PhD. Research staff are also welcome to attend.

No need to book – just turn up – starts at 1pm prompt.

 

Career Bites – for Newcastle University research staff

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Career Bites for Research Staff

These lunchtime sessions will provide an informal forum for research staff to come together and discuss questions, queries and concerns about an aspect of their career planning.

Facilitated by the Research Staff Careers Adviser, Rachael Roberts, each session will aim to address the needs of those that attend and the issues they raise. You can come along and ask questions, contribute suggestions, share documents you are working on relevant to the topic or to listen to the discussion. The aim of the sessions is to provide you with input and feedback on an issue in the way that you need at that point in time, rather than deliver a generic workshop that may not be appropriate for you.

Each session has a theme including; CVs and Cover Letters, Application Forms and Supporting Statements, Interviews and other selection methods, Networking and developing contacts.

Research Staff from all faculties are encouraged to attend. You are welcome to bring your lunch with you!

Research students should look at their own faculty programmes (HASS, FMS and SAgE) and book onto the courses organised for you!

 

Application Forms and Supporting Statements

Date: 24th November 2011

Time: 1-2pm

Location: Kings Gate L1.26

To book a place on this session please click on this link: http://researchstaff.ncl.ac.uk/rss/book?instance_id=1936

 

Networking and developing contacts

Date: 8th December 2011

Time 12-1pm

Location: Kings Gate L1.26

To book a place on this session please click on this link: http://researchstaff.ncl.ac.uk/rss/book?instance_id=1937

 

CV’s and cover letters

Date: 19th January 2012

Time: 12-1pm

Location: Kings Gate L1.26

To book a place on this session please click on this link: http://researchstaff.ncl.ac.uk/rss/book?instance_id=1938

 

Interviews and other selection methods

Date 2nd February 2012

Time: 12-1pm

Location: Kings Gate L1.26

To book a place on this session please click on this link: http://researchstaff.ncl.ac.uk/rss/book?instance_id=1939  

If you have any questions about the sessions please email rachael.roberts@ncl.ac.uk

Making the most of Careers Service events

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If you look at the events page of the Careers Service website you will see that there are a significant number of events and activities happening over the next few months. Research staff and research students are cncouraged to attend any event that interests you, including careers workshops, employer presentations, recruitment fairs and networking sessions.

Next week the workshops include…… ‘How to write a CV for Academia’

Applying for research opportunities or lecturing posts? Find out about the key indicators of success in an academic environment, what to prioritise and how to make yourself stand out in an academic CV.

20th October 2011, 13:00 – 14:00 – Bamburgh Room – King’s Road Centre

I’d encourage you to make the most of these events and take some time to look at the events page and find out what’s going on that appeals to you.

Aspiring academic?

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The University of Manchester received Roberts funding to develop a website to support aspiring academics. It is now live and open to all researchers and you can access it here.

It includes video clips of academics and early career researchers and has sections on:-

  • “Is an academic career for you?” (looked at from UG/Masters, PhD and post-doc perspectives, separately) 
  • About academic careers” (what do academics do, career paths and section on “PhD and beyond”)
  • Finding jobs (including why you need to network)
  • Making applications (with ideas on finding example CVs)
  • Interviews and assessment (with an academic question bank)

I’d like to know what you think of it – so please post your thoughts and comments here. The Careers Adviser at Manchester who worked on it is keen to develop it further and would also like your feedback. You can provide direct feedback via the Manchester Blog.  

Hope you find it useful.

Academic CVs workshop

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At lunchtime I delivered a session on Academic CVs to Newcastle students and research staff. For those of you who wanted the slides after the session or couldn’t attend this time, the slides are available here – CVs for Academia participants copy

The session will be repeated in the new year. In the meantime, if you are a Newcastle student, graduate or member of research staff you can access 1:1 support from the Careers Service to review an academic (or other) CV that you have been working on. Have a look at the Careers Service website for more information on how to do this and for further CV resources and examples.

Academic CV workshop

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I am running a one hour workshop on Tuesday 19th October on the theme of Academic CVs. This session is open to all students, graduates and research staff. No need to book, just turn up on a first come, first served basis.

The session will explain the principles of writing an academic CV, highlight some of the key priorities in an academic environment and demonstrate how to tailor skills and experience to academic opportunities.

1pm – 2pm, Bamburgh Room, King’s Road Centre, Newcastle University