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Future Ready Programme: Competency Based Applications and Interviews

The Future Ready Programme is a Researcher Plus accredited careers and employability programme tailored for postgraduate research students.

November 1, 2022
Graduate School, TR2
10:00 - 13:00

Competency based questions are commonly used in application forms and interview processes for graduate jobs. This workshop will provide you with examples of competency-based questions that are typically used in selection processes. You will have the opportunity to develop a strategy to answer competency questions and practise your technique.

Meet the Consultant

This workshop will be led by Diane Masson, Postgraduate Employability and Careers Consultant at the Graduate School. Diane is a qualified Careers Consultant with over 20 years of relevant experience in Higher Education. Skilled in career guidance and counselling with extensive experience in delivering career education programmes.

Diane is an affiliate member of Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service (AGCAS) and Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS)

Researcher Plus

Students who attend all eleven workshops (below), equivalent to five full days of training in the academic year 2022–2023 will be eligible for the Researcher Plus Award. The programme will be delivered via a blend of in-person and online workshops. 

27/09/22: Future Ready Programme: Your PhD…what next? (In-person)

04/10/22: Future Ready Programme: Job search and effective career planning. (In-person)

11/10/22: Future Ready Programme: Effective networking and how to start your LinkedIn profile. (Online)

18/10/22: Future Ready Programme: CVs and Cover Letters for non-academic jobs. (In-person)

25/10/22: Future Ready Programme: CVs and Cover Letters for academic jobs. (In-person)

01/12/22: Future Ready Programme: Competency based applications and interviews. (In-person)

08/11/22: Future Ready Programme: How to prepare for interviews for academic jobs. (In-person)

15/11/22: Future Ready Programme: Applying Project Management principles to your research. (Online)

22/11/22: Future Ready Programme: Commercialising your research. (Online)

29/11/22: Future Ready Programme: Building your Emotional Resilience. (In-person)

06/12/22: Future Ready Programme: PhD Pathways Panel Event. (Online)

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