What can you offer employers?

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Clarity about what you have to offer a potential employer will assist you in presenting effectively and confidently at selection interview. You can offer skills, experiences, motivations as well as knowledge, personal qualities and intelligence.

Being visible

Considering your research and academic reputation, think about increasing associations between your name and:

  • Publications in well recognised peer reviewed journals
  • Books authored or edited
  • Conferences - attended, presented at, organised
  • Teaching - designing, delivering, evaluating degree level courses
  • Presentations and workshops at your own and other institutions
  • Grant applications
  • Your professional network
  • Other contributions to your academic field

Useful links:

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework articulates the knowledge, behaviour and attributes of successful researchers.

University Researchers and the Job Market - a 100 page booklet offering comprehensive, realistic and practical advice on all aspects of the job hunting process and making career decisions, from recognizing your skills to articulating them to employers in written applications and at interviews.

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