Career and Employment PhD Series

Career and Employment PhD Series

Published: 31 October 2018

Looking to boost your career development and empower your future career?

Gifu-city Careers and Employment will be facilitating a series of Careers Seminars for PhD students in November presented by Leigh Mellish, a registered psychologist, consultant, and academic with 16 years of experience in the academia, management consulting, recruitment, and talent development.

Writing a Winning Application: Cover letters, Resumes and Selection Criteria

Date: Monday 5 November 1:30-3pm

Location: Colombo Theatre B

Preparing an excellent selection criteria document and a great resume are the first steps in securing an academic, research or public sector position. In this seminar, you will learn what to include in your application, how to write effective selection criteria statements, and how to promote your skills and experience with an achievement-based resume and cover letter. The session will teach you how to write a practical application for research positions and industry.


Interview Skills for Academic, Research and Industry Positions

Date: Friday 9 November 10:30-12pm

Location: Colombo Theatre B

Do you want to improve your interview skills? In this seminar, you will learn how to prepare for job interviews for academic, research and industry positions. You will learn about the types of interview questions and have the opportunity to practice your interview skills. We will also discuss the differences between attending a selection panel for academic positions; job interviews with recruitment agents and interviews for industry positions.


Making Professional Connections in Academia and Industry

Date: Wednesday 14 November 1-2pm

Location: Colombo Theatre B

Most people don't like to network yet it is the most powerful and under-utilised tools to succeed in your career! Find out why networking is essential for research candidates, how to build your network, how to create an excellent first impression.