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Many adverts for jobs in academia include an invitation to contact a named individual for further information. Understandably, people can be nervous about making this kind of approach and careers advisers are often asked whether it’s really necessary to take up the invitation. The answer is always an emphatic ‘YES’, mainly because other candidates certainly will make contact, and if you don’t, you risk looking less committed and enthusiastic than them. Read the rest of this entry »

Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 22.21.19You may remember that a couple of weeks ago my colleague Kay talked a bit about the knowledge economy and the researcher pipeline and I think it’s worth further unpicking an interesting piece of research recently published by Research Councils UK and the Higher Education Funding Councils for England and Wales which gives a very positive view of how doctoral graduates contribute to the competitiveness and innovation of businesses. The full report can be accessed here. Read the rest of this entry »