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Confidence, career success and building a better Society

September 1, 2010

For a long time I have thought that self-confidence and self-esteem have been critical in laying a basis for career success. However, I would make a clear differential between a confidence and esteem that is based in a clear understanding of one’s own skills and qualities rather than a confidence that is merely self-aggrandising. This […]

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PhD Futures 2010: Andrew Clark, Lecturer in Sociology

August 23, 2010

PhD Futures 2010: Andrew Clark, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Salford © 2010 Salford C&E and RGS from Research And Graduate College on Vimeo.

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PhD Futures 2010: Anita Watson, Lecturer in Physiotherapy

August 23, 2010

PhD Futures 2010: Anita Watson, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Salford. © 2010 Salford C&E and RGS from Research And Graduate College on Vimeo.

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Restrictive covenants in employment contracts

August 20, 2010

I decided to blog on this topic following recent queries as to whether employers are allowed to put clauses into employment contracts. I had a sense of Déjà vu, taking me back to my days as an Adviser at Manchester Citizens Advice Bureau. The practice of clauses or restrictive covenants is common place across some industries such as science, technology, the […]

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Are you interested in becoming a Mentor?

August 18, 2010

We may have just the thing for you!! My colleagues within Student Life’s Advice and Support team are looking for home students and postgraduates to befriend international students (due to start their studies at the University of Salford) and help them settle into the area as part of the InterLINK Mentoring programme. By becoming a […]

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Careers advice in the current economic climate: my two cents…

July 29, 2010

I have to mention Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s informative radio 4 programme entitled The Graduate. The first of the two-part programme is still available on BBC iplayer. The programme follows a year in the life of six graduates. It’s a timely piece to bring to your attention, because you may be exploring your career options, looking to […]

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Dream a little dream…

July 25, 2010

 I’ve just returned from watching Inception, the amazing new movie by writer/directer Christopher Nolan.   I won’t spoil it for you, but this time the positive reviews have it right. It’s a intriguing premise, the idea of being able to infiltrate and manipulate other people’s dreams, don’t you think? Maybe you can also tell me, why it […]

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No surprises for academic job interviews

July 19, 2010

I was recently part of a Q&A panel talking about applications and interviews for academic jobs at our PhD Futures Careers event. I was on the panel with Andrew Cooper (Associate Dean – School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History), Carl Abbott (Manager of Salford Centre for Research and Innovation, School of Built Environment) […]

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PhD Futures powerpoint slides now available!

July 18, 2010

PhD Futures 2010 Welcome View more presentations from Research & Graduate College, University of Salford .

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Academic Careers: toolkit

July 18, 2010

Phd academic careers toolkit View more presentations from Research & Graduate College, University of Salford .

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