Based on a Presentation, Searching for a Job after PhD, by Peta Mobberley,UoA Careers Centre:
Key factors to keep in mind when job searching:
- When choosing a job:
– what suits you, your skills, values, interests?
– what do different jobs involve?
- When considering where to work:
– what type of employer suits you (large, small, private, public etc)
– where do I want to work (geographical location)
- Finding vacancies:
– advertisements, agencies, industry organisations, direct approach, networking
- Stay Motivated
- Have an Action Plan
Nine Winning Factors:
[ From UKGRAD (now Vitae) ]
- Acquiring publications in well-recognised journals with collaborators
- Gaining experience of applying for and securing research funding
- Demonstrating efficient project management
- Gaining experience of designing, delivering and evaluating degree level courses
- Understanding the process of quality assessment in teaching and research
- Being conversant with current issues in higher education
- Networking with people
- Using conferences as a way of raising your profile within your discipline
- Analysing the selection criteria of academic selectors.
How can Career Development and Employment Services (CDES) help you?
- Appointments: Book on Auckland Career Hub: www.auckland.ac.nz/careerhub
– CV and cover letter checks
– Interview Practice
– Career decision making
- Careers fairs/employer presentations and forums
- For more information check out their website
The UoA advertises in: (Faculties use a mix of general and specific sites)