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Researchers and DPhils: Upcoming Workshops and Opportunities

Blogged by Lili Pickett-Palmer on November 8, 2017.

Masterclass in Stress Management

  • When: Saturday 11 November, 15:00-16:00
  • Where: Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place, please go to CareerConnect

Alumna, Dr Penny Moyle (Experimental Psychology, 1991, Nuffield), CEO of OPP Ltd (the Myers Briggs company) will give a masterclass in stress management. The masterclass will explore how understanding your MBTI personality type could give insight into your stress triggers, into what happens when you’re stressed, and how to get back in balance.

For this workshop it would be useful to know your MBTI personality type but not essential.

Academic Application and Interview Skills for Research Staff and DPhils

  • When: Tuesday 14 November, 9.00 – 12.30
  • Where: Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place, please go to CareerConnect

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 is for designed specifically for University of Oxford researchers pursuing academic applications.

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, including preparation, self-presentation and how to deal with typical academic interview questions.

Follow up one-to-one career discussions can additionally be used to review intended applications, and to prepare for particular interviews.