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Want to join the Careers Service team?

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Are you interested in working 1:1 with students? Do you have excellent people skills and experience of giving 1:1 advice in a workplace or voluntary setting?

Why not apply to become one of our CV advisers?

The Careers Service is now recruiting paid part-time CV advisers for the next academic year.

CV advisers provide 1:1 CV, covering letter and LinkedIn profile feedback to students and graduates of all degree disciplines and academic stages as part of a drop-in service, via email and at Careers Service events.

Applicants must be a Newcastle University student throughout the 2016/17 academic year.

Deadline to apply: Monday 2 May 2016Print

Apply here and search for CV adviser.

Jobs for PhDs on our vacancies online site – current vacancies

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Job seekingWe’ve got a lot of resources on the Careers Service website to help you find vacancies, whether that’s sector-specific job sites on our exploring occupations pages, local companies you can send a speculative application to from our North East Graduate Directory, or broader options for finding vacancies (not forgetting, of course, the good advice we have on job seeking on this very blog). Read the rest of this entry »

The Careers Service is recruiting

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Are you interested in 1:1 work with students? Do you have excellent people skills and experience of giving 1:1 advice in a workplace or voluntary setting? Why not apply to become one of our CV advisers?

The Careers Service is now recruiting paid part-time CV Advisers for the next academic year.

CV Advisers provide 1:1 CV and covering letter feedback to students and graduates of all degree disciplines and academic stages as part of a drop-in service, via e-mail and at Careers Service events.

Please note: Applicants MUST be a Newcastle University student throughout the academic year 2015/16.Students in front of purple and green wall taken by Jim McAdam

Deadline:

Apply by Sunday 21st June for this part-time role.

Apply online and search for ‘CV Adviser’ here.

Employers come to town- are you missing a great opportunity?

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As some employers look to complete their annual intake whilst others may be hitting the market for the first time prompted recruitment_fairsby the influx of new graduates, many universities across the UK including Newcastle, host Graduate Fairs to bring together recruiters and potential applicants  Given how few organisations target postgraduates directly, it’s easy to assume these events have little to offer those with research experience.

However, in reality the majority of PhD graduates eventually find work outside academia making recruitment fairs potentially a great opportunity to explore some of the options, provided you keep an open mind and understand most graduate recruiters will be more interested in the relevance of your background than the level of your degree.

Whether you’re already searching for jobs or life outside academia still seems a distant prospect, read on and find out why an hour at Newcastle Graduate Recruitment Fair (NGRF) could be your most productive lunch break yet. Read on for more…. Read the rest of this entry »

Researchers Into Schools

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teaching-credentialResearchers in Schools (RIS), which recruits, trains and places researchers from all subject backgrounds to teach in non-selective state schools in a number of locations across the country.

Although applications are open to all researchers who are completing or have completed their doctorate, those who have worked on fields in Maths, Physics and Engineering are eligible to become Maths and Physics Chairs with a considerable salary uplift. This career route is designed to ensure that researchers’ subject knowledge and considerable experience of higher education is maximised in a number of unique ways: Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for first-rate job opportunities in the North East – as well as other locations across the UK?

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DWP siteAs someone who moved to the North East many years ago never thinking they’d be the career opportunities to stay long term, it doesn’t come as a surprise to me when researchers keen to remain here, are concerned about limiting their career prospects if they stay, so it’s always good to share opportunities that help to address this concern and show that higher education isn’t the only place that values higher level research and analytical skills. Read the rest of this entry »

Interested in science and engineering opportunities outside academia? Talk with employers today

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Many PhD graduates are frustrated at how few employers specify an interest in a higher research qualification. Outside of academia, the value of a PhD in the graduate job market is still hard to measure and varies widely between employers. Whilst there will be opportunities where it’s essential, there will be many more where it’ll be up to the individual to recognise and sell the relevance and value of what they have to offer.

Job Fair

Today you have the opportunity to meet with 80+ graduate recruiters and find out where your higher level skills might be used outside of academia. Few of the companies present will advertise specifically for a PhD qualification but many have recruited PhD graduates in the past. This is your chance to learn more about what they do, who they work with, typical projects and new developments in their sector and if they have previously recruited PhD graduates, in what areas.

It’s not too late to get along to JobFest at St.James’s Park. Check the online brochure for a detailed list of who’ll be there, grab a sandwich and get down to St.James’s Park now. Don’t miss this great opportunity to gain first hand knowledge and insights into the job market for PhD graduates outside of academia.