Advice for PGRs & PhDs

Most careers advice is equally applicable to undergraduates and researchers, but there are some additional resources that are useful to those that have studied at a higher level.
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Securing a postdoc position is fiercely competitive. We speak to academics and career advisers to see how you can improve your chances of standing out

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Securing a postdoc position is fiercely competitive. We speak to academics and career advisers to see how you can improve your chances of standing out

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Get involved in events, join the chatter on Twitter – and don’t be put off by annoying words like ‘networking’

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a unique pan-European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe or stay connected to it. http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/

Impress employers with your positivity and attention to detail, says our Cambridge expert on research jobs

Johannes Haushofer is assistant professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton, but his CV of failures proves his career path has been less than smooth.

Choosing a PhD subject - A well-chosen doctoral thesis will have a focus that can be explored in the appropriate time and built on in the future

Get involved in events, join the chatter on Twitter – and don’t be put off by annoying words like ‘networking’

I’ve never felt so valued working in a post-1992 university, says our anonymous academic – fledgling academics are missing a world of opportunities in pursuing ideas of prestige

A career gap can leave you lacking contacts and confidence. Three academics tell us about a fellowship that helped them return

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