This page contains links to recordings of our careers webinars from previous years. Please click on the webinar title to view the recording.
Researchers Masterclass: Launching and maintaining a portfolio career
What even is a ‘portfolio career’? In this webinar we will be looking at what it involves to become an independent professional or freelancer; why once you work for yourself, you’re running a business; building your own career ladder; the basics of a trading structure; income streams, strands and cashflow; getting organised.
Researcher Masterclass: Balancing your professional and research identities Are you juggling professional work and research? This webinar will explore how to balance your different work identities including: explaining your research to colleagues, identifying and articulating your transferable skills, using ideas and inspiration from work in your research and vice versa, and effective networking.
What is confidence? Everyone experiences self-doubt and faces obstacles in achieving their goals, no matter how clear these are. Psychologists believe that there are two core aspects of confidence; self-confidence (or self-efficacy) and self-esteem. We will be looking at the difference between these two facets and then explore how you can use that knowledge to build both. This will help you approach your PhD, future career or any other important purpose with greater faith in your abilities. We will also touch on aspects of using a development plan and gaining feedback from others e.g. mentors in order to increase your self-confidence and purposefully stretch into your ‘learning zone’ on a regular basis.
LinkedIn has over 400 million users and 94% of recruiters use it to search, contact, vet and hire candidates. The link to your LinkedIn profile also shows up in the top three results when someone does a Google search for your name. You can use various strategies such as networking, job searching, keeping up with your professional field, and building and maintaining your online presence to leverage LinkedIn to manage your career. The focus is always on building quality and meaningful relationships.