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Gown to Town – Considering a career outside of academia for post-graduate researchers

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Graduation Day – Okay Yaramanoglu 

 Here, Louise Mustchin (Careers Consultant) and Becky Clark     (Careers Consultant for Post Graduate Researchers) outline some of the options you might consider if you are thinking of alternative careers to academia, once you have completed your PhD.

Whether you have just submitted your thesis, or have just begun your PhD, you will most likely be thinking of what to do once you’ve finished. A career in academia might seem like the obvious route but an increasing number of PhD graduates are considering a career outside of lecturing and research.

In fact, 43.4% of University of Leeds PhD graduates were working in areas outside of academia, upon completing their doctorate. (DHLE 2013/14 – University of Leeds), some of the major growth areas being health and social care, engineering and IT. Continue reading

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Commercial awareness and career motivation

Heard the terms commercial awareness and career motivation but not sure what they are?  Here our Director, Bob Gilworth gives us an insight into what these terms mean and how you can develop them.

Consistent feedback tells us that the two most common causes of candidate failure in graduate selection processes are perceived lack of: commercial awareness and career motivation. These are often the key differentiators between applicants who are otherwise similarly qualified with similar evidence of transferable skills such as problem solving, communication and teamwork. Continue reading

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