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Careers guidance for research staff

career-developmentThe BU Careers and Employability Service can provide you with personalised careers guidance. You can book an appointment with a Careers Advisor via the MyCareerHub website. You can also use this website to access lots of useful resources including guidance on writing CVs and covering letters, interview techniques, job hunting strategies, etc.

Careers Advisors are linked to Faculties:

The Research Facilitators in BU’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO) can provide you with information and advice on developing your research career, including help identifying suitable funding opportunities such as fellowships. Research Facilitators are linked to Faculties:

 

Planning a research career

If you wish to pursue a research career, you’ll need to market yourself effectively to employers by demonstrating your personal skills, attributes, knowledge and work experience. The Careers Advisors in the Careers and Employability Service can help you to reflect on and identify your skills and qualities and also your motivations and values. Undertaking this self-audit will help you to understand yourself and what you are looking for in a career, as well as giving you an insight into how to market yourself to employers.

Useful resources:

 

find-a-jobFinding a job:
There are a number of websites that list job vacancies. Informal networking is hugely important and you can develop contacts through conferences, social media and current colleagues.

 

For advice on planning for a particular career path, see our resources on:

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