Securing Industry Positions: 10 Tips from an Industry Recruiter

Dr Tracy Bussoli Here are some tips on securing a role in industry, based on a recent discussion with an industry recruiter. Use a recruiter: Recruiters can be a very useful addition to your job-hunting toolkit. Recruiters prefer to find you on LinkedIn rather than you search them out. However, you may approach a recruiter … More Securing Industry Positions: 10 Tips from an Industry Recruiter

Curiosity: A tool for researchers’ career development

As a Career Consultant, I have worked with thousands of individuals over the last ten years. Some are thinking about their first career step after university, others are thinking about how to grow and develop in their current role and others are looking to change careers entirely. In my experience, many of the most successful … More Curiosity: A tool for researchers’ career development

Career support for PhD students

Two specialist Careers Consultants, Gemma Garrett and Andrea Cox, provide careers support for PhD students and postdoctoral/early career researchers across all three faculties at QMUL. One to Ones Free, confidential one-to-one appointments are available to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers each week, from 11am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 2:30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. These … More Career support for PhD students

PhDs & Postdocs – How to apply to a job in industry

Dr Tracy Bussoli, Careers Consultant Part 2: How to apply to a job in industry Make speculative applications Not all biotechnology companies and contract research organisations have the resources to run formal recruitment processes in the way that large pharmaceutical companies do. It’s therefore worth approaching them even if they are not advertising a job! … More PhDs & Postdocs – How to apply to a job in industry

Applying for a PhD in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2/2)

Joe Cronin, Application Adviser In part 1 I outlined some things to consider when thinking about a PhD in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Today I’m going to focus on how to deal with the application process itself. Your research proposal is just that – a proposal. For almost all applications to PhD programmes (and undoubtedly if … More Applying for a PhD in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2/2)

Considering a PhD in the Humanities & Social Sciences (1/2)

Joe Cronin, Application Adviser There are currently more PhD scholarships available in Humanities and Social Science subjects in the UK than at any point in recent history. While this is undoubtedly a blessing for anyone considering embarking on doctoral study in these areas, there are some factors to bear in mind: It’s more worthwhile than … More Considering a PhD in the Humanities & Social Sciences (1/2)