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University of Liverpool


L69 3GW

United Kingdom

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Presenter: Sharon Nicholson, PGR Careers Consultant

Applying for jobs?

  • Need help making academic applications?

  • Do you know what employers are looking for?

  • Want to increase your chances of getting the job you want?

This essential workshop will help you recognise what enhances your chances of being successful with academic applications and builds your awareness of what you may face when applying for posts. Along with reviewing the crucial preparation required to make you shine throughout the selection process, you will gain practical tools to help you promote yourself and enables you to present your research in an inspiring way (both face to face and on paper).

Please can you bring the following to the workshop:

  • An up to date CV

  • Job Description and person spec for a role you would like to apply for (plus job advert if you have it)

  • Any application forms you are keen to develop.

Quotes from past participants

“This was eye opening – necessary for preparation and making a good application/interview”.

“Very useful & stimulating. A nice environment to work and learn in and share ideas”.

“This is a necessary guide to tailoring your applications for academic positions”,


  • Recognise factors that enhance your chances of being successful with academic applications

  • Build awareness of the methods and processes that you may face when applying for academic posts

  • Enhance your confidence in promoting yourself and your research for opportunities

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify what academic departments want

  • Review the crucial preparation that you need to undertake to make sure you shine throughout the selection process

  • Match your skills and experience to a role that you are keen to apply for (please bring a relevant job description and person specification)

  • Present your research in an inspiring way

  • Review how to create a personal statement that promotes you for your chosen job opportunity

  • Examine your CV, gain feedback and share ideas with colleagues

  • Prepare effectively for Academic interviews

This workshop delivered by Sharon Nicholson, specialist careers consultants, offers opportunities to gain skills in Personal qualities, Professional and Career development and Communication and dissemination, outlined in the RDF subdomains B1, B3 & D2.

Your presenter: Sharon is a learning and development professional with over 20 years experience. She has a portfolio career, delivering training both as a freelance consultant for the University of Liverpool and for Windmills Ltd where she works across the UK helping professionals to achieve their career goals

Registration: You are recommended to use your University of Liverpool email to register on Eventbrite and then the calendar invitation will be added to your University calendar. We reserve the right to remove attendees who do not appear to be members of this University.

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University of Liverpool


L69 3GW

United Kingdom

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