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Welcome!

The Careers Service is here for you, especially in this time of change and uncertainty. We offer 1:1 support by phone or online appointment, and researcher-specific remote workshops (available to book in CareerConnect) to support your career decision-making and next steps, wherever you are in your journey and whatever your aspirations or concerns.


NEW WORKSHOP: Pitching research effectively via video calling

14 July, 14:00-15:00, via Zoom

Book your place on CareerConnect for this summer communications workshop.

Designed to help Oxford University researchers improve their skill at pitching their research in a virtual context, this workshop covers unique issues of communicating via video conferencing, with a particular focus on three key problem areas when compared with conventional conversation: loss of personality, loss of clarity, and increased distractions. There will be an opportunity to practice these skills in the workshop, and limited places for a 1:1 follow-up session to get personalised feedback from our trainer.

This workshop is open to current Oxford DPhil students and researchers only. Sign up for the workshop via CareerConnect now! The meeting link will be sent to registered participants 3 hours before the session starts.


Resources

You may feel prompted to give your career specific attention in the coming weeks. We recommend that you:

Working from home presents exciting opportunities to boost your career including virtual internships, online skill development, and conversations with those in your field of interest. For inspiration and encouragement, read the speaker bios in our (cancelled 2020) conference brochure and career profiles on research-careers.org,

If you’re tempted to over-think or worry about your career – stop thinking and start clicking! Use your research skills to investigate a range of options, with breadth and depth – suspending judgement, and be relentlessly curious about both the big picture and the detail.

Any questions, contact our information team on 01865 274646 or reception@careers.ox.ac.uk.


WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?

WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE

MAKING YOUR DPHIL COUNT

LEVERAGING YOUR POSTDOC

BOOSTING YOUR EMPLOYABILITY

FOR MASTERS STUDENTS, RAS AND TECHNICIANS

MAKING APPLICATIONS

RESPONDING  TO CHANGE OR SETBACKS

MORE OXFORD RESOURCES

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

Researchers say they value the Careers Service as a trusted and confidential resource. We are a friendly, impartial team with considerable experience both inside and outside academia. Our services are available to all research staff during, and for one year after, their contract at Oxford. Oxford students and alumni have life-long access to the Careers Service.


Careers Conference for Researchers

The next Careers Conference for Researchers will now run in 2021. As soon as we have a date for this we will let you know.