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Future Ready Programme: Effective networking and how to start your LinkedIn profile

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

October 11, 2022
10:00 - 13:00

Career networking involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with your job search, achieve career goals, learn more about your field, or another field you'd like to work in. LinkedIn is an invaluable online tool that can be used to develop your career network. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to start to build your LinkedIn profile. You may find it useful to have your CV at hand as this will help you to start building your profile.

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. See detail below.

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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