Do you know the difference in application styles for academic and non-academic positions? Are you comfortable with updating your resume and writing selection criteria?

This workshop focusses on building skills and strategies to assist with a positive post-doctoral career. You will develop an understanding of application processes for academic and non-academic positions and how to prepare and respond effectively to career opportunities.

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Understand how to prepare effective application documents for academic and non-academic audiences
  • Have a framework to assist you to respond to selection criteria
  • Identified and developed strategies to overcome resistance (if any) to application processes

This workshop will be presented by Dr Shari Walsh, Developer and Facilitator of Resilient Researcher, Psychologist and Career Development Practitioner, Growth Psychology, Brisbane. Shari is an experienced psychologist and career development practitioner who utilises an holistic approach when working with clients. Shari is highly skilled in individual counselling, couples counselling, group workshops and seminars, and project work. She has worked as a psychology teacher, tutor, researcher, mentor, counsellor and career development practitioner.

You will need to prepare your current resume for this workshop.

This session was previously called Resilient Researcher: Planning for the future.

May be eligible for CDS.

About Career planning


Book an appointment with the Graduate School's HDR Careers Advisor

Many research students intend to follow an academic career path on completion of their degree. But what does an academic career really look like? And, if you knew what to expect, would you still wish to pursue that path?

Researchers work in all facets of government, industry, NGOs and universities. Understanding the diverse range of career options available will allow you to reflect on the 'fit' between academia and your own strengths and interests. 

It is important to start considering your options and plan for your post-HDR career during your studies so you are well prepared to transition to the workplace as a PhD or MPhil qualified individual. The Graduate School supports you in this process through the Career Development Framework (CDF) as well as with a dedicated HDR Careers Advisor who specialises in advising HDR candidates. The Careers Advisor is available for appointments to discuss career options, CV development, interview techniques and other career-related topics. These appointments are designed to complement the existing suite of career-related workshops which are already offered as part of the CDF.

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