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.

Charlotte Whitehead from Career Practic.
Charlotte Whitehead making notes in book.

I offer webinars and small group workshops on topics including:

  • How to get started with career planning
  • Managing career transition
  • Defining your professional identity
  • Exploring careers through Job (Re)Search
  • Designing a job search strategy
  • CVs and LinkedIn
  • Interview prep
  • Effective job applications
  • Business start-up
  • CliftonStrengths® Discovery
  • Wellbeing for Researchers
  • Intelligent Career Card Sort® (ICCS®) Career Exploration Process (ICCS®)

Find out more

 To arrange an initial chat, please get in touch.

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