Good ideas and advice from Catherine Reynolds, who is a careers advisor for researchers, in the Careers and Employability Centre at Sussex…
As academic posts are increasingly competitive, why not consider your options in the wider labour market? A few examples from recent PhDs:
Women’s Studies PhD (Manchester) now writing for Coronation Street.
English Literature PhD (Sussex) now working as technical writer for Rail Standards Authority. http://www.beyondthephd.co.uk/audio/details.php?id=297&profile=28
Classics PhD (London) now a Learning Technologist
Psychology PhD now researching on well being for a think tank.
If you want some careers support to help you develop your thinking, please contact Catherine Reynolds (Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences) or Jane Riley (Sciences) firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to arrange a one to one consultation in the Careers and Employability Centre.
Alternatively, book up for one of our termly career development workshops – next term this will focus on the story boarding approach to careers. There’s information about this approach at: http://www.hihohiho.com/storyboarding/sboverview.pdf . All events are listed and can be booked at: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/newsandevents/events
Catherine Reynolds December 2010