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If you are applying for a job at a Higher Education Institution or research body, you will almost certainly have to complete a lengthy online application form.
It’s an old classic and a question that seems to have had plenty of interviewees struggling, but should this question cause so much worry?
Consider this. You have just been for an interview for a job that you really want. You wake up the next morning feeling good about your chances of getting the job.
In careers guidance we often talk about goal setting and developing a plan to help you to reach your goal.
In an article entitled ‘Working for a university in a non-academic role’, Dr Catherine Armstrong explores the alternative careers that academics can pursue in Higher Education.
Why work in higher education? If you want a fulfilling career that positively impacts your community, consider a job in higher education. Working in higher education blends elements of the corporate and nonprofit experience,
Going above and beyond is a great trait to have. It will make you stand out as reliable and driven, but while being that ‘yes’ person can be beneficial to you and others, no one can be that person all the time and sometimes it’s necessary to say ‘no.'
Feedback is an important and inevitable part of the professional journey. Knowing how to digest suggestions from a colleague is necessary for a successful career.
No matter your industry or position, promotions can influence your short and long-term job satisfaction - from career progression to future opportunities. Use this two-part approach to make the most of internal advancement opportunities.
In my career in higher education and a related not-for-profit sector, I have been involved with more executive searches than you might typically expect. I have been the executive candidate, served on hiring committees, and been a curious bystander in many
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