After a few (or more) years doing a PhD or working in academia, it can feel challenging to present one's skills and experience in ways that will appeal to employers in other work sectors. One route is to develop a skills-based CV where you can make your transferable skills immediately visible to recruiters.
We observe that Situational Judgement or Critical Thinking Tests are becoming more popular in recruitment. If these are new to you or sound scarey, read up and try out a few via our psychometric tests page.
podcast series by Taylor & Francis, an international academic publisher, who teamed up with Vitae to offer practical tips and insights for researchers looking to develop their careers. It covers stepping up and moving on, getting published, academic mentoring, overcoming imposter syndrome etc
Research Professional database of funding opportunities that you can tailor to your subject areas. It is a subscription resource so you need to be on a university-networked computer to set up an account.
All Oxford students and eligible research staff can ask for feedback on draft CVs, cover letters and supporting statements, or help in preparing for an interview, via a 1:1 appointment with any Oxford Careers Adviser. You can book an appointment at a time that suits you.
Please consult our online guidance via links in the above sections before speaking to the adviser.
Look out for CV and cover letter workshops run by Careers Advisers. See the events calendar on Career Connect to find and sign-up for the next workshop.