Careers at a distance!

Those of you who can’t come into Waterloo for RDP workshops might like to book up for three webinars in early March.  Webinars are real-time online seminars; you just need a computer and internet connection and can take part wherever you happen to be sitting.  You can ask questions, interact with the trainer and open websites or documents as the seminar progresses.

Here’s what one of your colleagues said about the webinar he attended last year: ‘…the presentation as a webinar was excellent. It saved time looking for a seminar venue and I was able to log in and take part remotely (I was not on King’s campus). Although asking questions is a bit slower online – we we’re typing our questions in a chat box – this wasn’t much of an issue and I had all my questions answered (I had a few). Great session, basically!’

CVs for Academia and Outside

Learn what looks good on an academic CV and how to make the changes necessary if you’re pursuing a career elsewhere.

Date: Tuesday 1 March, 2016, 12 – 1pm

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Develop Your Brand: LinkedIn Profile Building and Career Research

LinkedIn is a massive database of people’s career journeys. Join this webinar to find out more about how to use it effectively in your career research, how to communicate with interesting contacts, and how to promote your own personal brand.

Date: Wednesday 9 March, 2016, 12 – 1pm

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Preparing for Interview

If you have understood the basic principles behind what employers are looking for, you’re half-way to being well-prepared for an interview. Join this webinar to develop this understanding and listen to some ‘poor’ and ‘better’ sample answers.

Date: Monday 14 March, 2016, 12 – 1pm

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Improving CVs for jobs inside and outside academia

Please sign up for this webinar (real-time, online seminar), next week.

This webinar will help you understand the basic outline of a CV, whether for academia or elsewhere. Join us to discover more and find further resources to help you with these tricky application documents

Date: Wed 21 Oct 1-2pm

Place: Your desk!


Please forward this link to any King’s PhD or post-doc you know who might need help.

Need help with your CV? This might help!

We (think) we’ve managed to record yesterday’s webinar on CVs for academia or outside. Check this out.

The webinar covered principles you can apply to your own CV, from thinking about appropriate headings, fonts, formats as well as content and sections.  There is also a brief mention of how to create a cover letter or personal statement, with some useful resources at the end.

Feedback from one participant: ‘really relevant, intimate and more interactive than I expected’!

Improve your CV: ‘attend’ a webinar!

Researchers are always keen to improve their CV and cover letter, and can’t always find time to have an appointment with me to get feedback on their documents.

‘Attend’ this webinar and find out:

  • what recruiters are looking for in a CV
  • how to decide on a good format for your information
  • where to source some sample CVs and other help

Tuesday 2nd June, 12-1pm (British time!).

Please go to this link to register for the event: