Sussex research staff have access to dedicated support from the University’s Careers and Employability Centre who can provide tailored information, guidance and resources to assist researchers in the management of their careers.
The Careers and Employability Centre has professionally trained information staff and is open throughout the year. They provide reference and web information on career options, employers, training, study and funding, work and study overseas and more. They also have alumni and other contacts in some sectors that are willing and able to offer careers support. Contact the Careers and Employability Centre for information, advice and guidance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Careers Support for Research Staff Includes:
One-to-one careers consultations
Consultations for research staff of up to one hour are available on request to suit you – please contact the careers advisor for your school to arrange an appointment. Consultations are confidential and offer an opportunity to:
- Discuss specific career plans or concerns
- Work on job applications, C.Vs and interview preparation
If you are interested in finding out more about yourself you may want to use one of our personality tests which are available to Sussex staff and students. The Careers and Employability Centre has a licence to use a web-based assessment tool – 'Profiling for success'. Feedback is emailed to you almost immediately and is full and detailed. (But do not use a Hotmail account as this will not work). Find the link and access codes on the Interests and Motivations page.
Information, tips and resources can be found on the Careers and Employability Centre webpages for research staff. Topics of information include:
- Career Choices
- Investigating Opportunities
- Making Applications
- Getting On
The Careers and Employability Centre runs a variety of events throughout the year that are open for research staff to attend. For events information and to enrol see the Careers and Employability events listing. If you have missed an event that you are interested in, there is also an archive of presentations from previous events.
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Research Staff Office, Research and Enterprise Services, Level 1, Falmer House, University of Sussex, BN1 9QF