Strategic Career Planning

Online course for early-career researchers:

  • Format: Online, live and interactive
  • Duration: 3 live lessons of 90 minutes each
  • Schedule: weekly sessions, over 3 weeks
  • Prerequisites: none

Price: 160 

Course description

This face-to-face or online training course is for all early-career researchers who want to create a clear strategy for their future career path. Strategic career planning is not just about being prepared for the next career jump. It is also about consciously shaping your career trajectory, based on your own values and needs. Moreover, this course will give participants the tools to navigate the job market to find the best opportunities for their personal career choices.

Session details

Session 1: Setting your career goals

Participants will take part in exercises to define their career aspirations and to specify their dream position(s). They will also reflect on their attitudes and external expectations towards their career path. This will help them to strengthen supportive attitudes and avoid expectations that are limiting their aspirations. 

Session 2: Finding the right position for you

During this session, participants will explore their various options for job search and contacting potential employers. In particular, this session will focus on methods to access the hidden job market (i.e. jobs that are not publicly advertised) and how to grow one’s professional network.

Session 3: Plan of action

In the final session, participants will create their own plan of action of what they can do themselves to further their career progression here and now. They will learn about tools that allow them to break bad habits and establish good habits.  Participants will also reflect on work live balance and financial factors.

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Book this course for a group of up to 14 participants. Please select the starting date of your course. For courses with several weekly sessions, follow up dates will be booked automatically. Please note: no sessions will be scheduled for the time between Christmas and New Year.


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