Do you know what skills you’ve acquired during your PhD? People tend not to think much about these things. Transferable skills are useful in all kinds of professional contexts and you carry them with you from one job to the next.
If you want to convince an employer that you’re the right person for a job, you need the ability to present your skills with clarity and conviction. This workshop will make you aware of the transferable skills you’ve developed during your PhD, at your previous jobs and in your extracurricular activities.
In the workshop, you’ll analyse a job offering and try to assess, as accurately as you can, what the employer is looking for. You’ll learn to distinguish between specialist and generic (though job-specific) skills. You will then catalogue your transferable skills and practice providing examples that show what skills you possess.
Upon completing the workshop, you’ll know exactly what your skills are and you’ll be better able to advertise them.
This workshop is meant for PhD’s who are considering the next step in their career. It is meant for participants who might find it difficult to describe their skills or wonder if they have the skills for a job outside academia.
With use of some practical exercises this workshop will help you get a better view on your own specific skills. It will lead to a starting list which you can use to identify potential future career directions as well as an opportunity to present these skills with the use of examples.