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Provided by the Careers Service, these workshops cover Job Search, CV and Cover Letter skills, Academic Applications and Interview Skills

These courses are provided by the Careers Service. For details and to book a place please go to CareerConnect. Queries about these courses should be addressed to courses@careers.ox.ac.uk

Course details

Job Search, CV and Cover Letter Skills for Research Staff: Tuesday 10th May, 9.30 - 12 noon at the Careers Service

This intensive workshop is for those considering an academic or non-academic career or are undecided. It is primarily for research staff but final year doctoral students are also welcome. Using a mix of individual and informal small group exercises, we will:

  • identify effective tools for identifying job openings, learning whether these are a good fit, and becoming visible to employers
  • understand and recognise the characteristics of effective CVs and cover letters 
  • critique the strengths and weaknesses of our own and colleagues’ current CVs 
  • evaluate example cover letters in order to understand the different types and styles suitable for particular purposes 

To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect.

 

Academic Application and Interview Skills for Research Staff and DPhils: Friday 20th May, 9.00 - 12 noon at the Careers Service

Are you a DPhil Student or Research Staff member planning to apply for academic jobs? Do you want advice on how to prepare academic applications and to improve your interview skills? This workshop, designed specifically for University of Oxford researchers, is for you.

This interactive course will equip you with the skills to maximise your chances of getting academic employment. Emphasis will be given to understanding the processes which universities use to select staff and the importance of tailoring CVs, applications, research and teaching statements accordingly. We will discuss and practice the skills required for effective performance at interview; preparation, self-presentation and how to deal with typical academic interview questions.

 The workshop will cover the skills required for academic applications only (for non-academic applications please see our other CV and Interview Skills workshops for RS and DPhils, which devote more attention to non-academic applications and transferable skills gained in research).  Follow up one-to-one career discussions can additionally be used to review intended applications and to prepare for particular interviews.

To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect

 

Interview Skills for Research Staff and DPhils: Tuesday 14th June, 9.30 - 11.30 at the Careers Service

New job or direction in mind?  Do you want to brush up on the practicalities of preparing for interviews? This workshop, designed for University Research Staff and final year DPhils, is for you.

 A highly interactive session, it will equip you with the skills to play the ‘recruitment game’ to best effect. We will discuss and practice the skills required for effective performance at interview; preparation, self-presentation and how to deal with typical interview questions.

 The workshop will cover the skills required for both academic and non-academic interviews, with particular focus on the latter.  Follow up one-to-one career discussions can then be used to review intended applications and to prepare for particular interviews.

To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect