Career course for Doctoral Researchers 1 ECTS

The aim of this course is to help Doctoral researchers develop a career perspective and to develop the necessary knowledge and skills needed for job hunting. The focus is on developing a broader perspective that extends also to outside of Academia (though not exclusively). The course fits for all Doctoral Researchers in all disciplines and does not require prior knowledge. It can be done in all stages of the PhD work and researchers are recommended not to wait until the last stage.

Subjects include self-assessment, career planning for doctoral researchers, the concept of transferable skills, understanding the job application process, networking skills, pitching, the CV and letter and the job interview.

The course uses blended learning. There are two afternoons of contact learning, one individual session and individual learning through a Moodle learning environment.

The course is part of the TOHTOS Project funded by European Social Fund (ESF).