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Careers Essentials – 1 hour sessions open to all postgraduates to help you plan your post-PhD career with confidence

No need to register. So just make a note in your calendars and be there on the day!

Career Essentials: Becoming an Academic – October 4th 2016 – 1pm-2pm
Zochonis Lecture Theatre A
Do you want an academic career? Is it right for you? This session will help you understand the reality of academic careers, assess your potential and plan your next steps.

Career Essentials: Making the most of Manchester for Postgraduates – October 6th 2016 – 1pm-2pm, Simon Building Lecture Theatre C
Your postgraduate qualification is only one way that Manchester can help prepare you for the rest of your life. This session will help you understand and access the range of personal, career and professional development opportunities you can take advantage of while you study.

Career Essentials: CVs for Postgraduates – October 11th 2016 – 1pm-2pm, Zochonis Lecture Theatre A
Your CV needs to get you to interview. This one hour session tells you what you need to know in order to create an effective CV that works for you

Careers Essentials: Covering Letters for Postgraduates – October 13th 2016, Simon Building Lecture Theatre C – 1pm -2pm
Your covering letter is a critical part of your application. In this one hour session you’ll find out how to write a compelling letter that will make employers notice you.

Career Essentials: Interviews for Postgraduates – October 18th 2016 – 1pm-2pm, Zochonis Lecture Theatre A
A successful interview is all that stands between you and your dream job. This one hour workshop will introduce you to the basic skills and knowledge you need to prepare for a successful interview.

Career Essentials: Job hunting for Postgraduates – October 20th 2016 – 1pm – 2pm, Simon Building Lecture Theatre C
Learn to manage your job hunt productively by examining the importance of having a strategy and take away practical activities to help you develop your own.