Careers training for PhDs & Postdocs

Early career researchers (PhDs and postdocs) have specific career needs that are best addressed through working with a careers professional who understands the academic context.

Having spent 10 years managing a skills development programme for ECRs within a doctoral college, I have that insight.

I provide specialist careers training to research-council funded researchers in doctoral training centres and partnerships.

Photo of Charlotte Whitehead UK Career Coach at Career Practic sitting on chair facing camera.
Charlotte Whitehead career coach at Career Practic making notes in book.

I offer webinars and small group workshops on topics including:

  • Articulating the value of your PhD (identifying & describing skills)
  • Getting started with career planning
  • Managing career transition
  • How to research & evaluate career ideas
  • Where to look for jobs: designing a job search strategy
  • CVs and LinkedIn
  • Effective job applications
  • Interview prep
  • Planning your research trajectory
  • Consultancy & business start-up
  • Designing a portfolio career
  • Identifying & articulating your strengths (CliftonStrengths® assessment)
  • The strengths-based PhD & postdoc
  • Wellbeing for Researchers
  • Intelligent Career Card Sort® (ICCS®) Career Exploration Process (ICCS®)

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 To arrange an initial chat, please get in touch.

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