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Academic Career Handbook

Author : Lorraine Baxter
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Are you:planning a career in higher education?an academic whose career could and should develop?wondering how you can realize your potential across institutions, departments and disciplines?looking for a career strategy?Then this timely book has been written for you. Designed for those working, or hoping to work, within the higher education system, this handbook will also be of value to those in more established positions who want to develop their own careers or want to support younger colleagues. With an emphasis on supporting staff development, this timely handbook offers guidance on the craft of performing five key tasks - networking, teaching, researching, writing and managing. Additionally, issues such as getting published, networking, obtaining research funding, principles of teaching and assessment, and seeking promotion are discussed. The handbook is designed to be accessible, illuminating and entertaining, with useful advice and critical viewpoints juxtaposed. So if you want a successfully planned career instead of just 'letting it happen', then this handbook's for you.

Brilliant Graduate Career Handbook

Author : Judith Done
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The brand new 3rd edition of one of the UK’s bestselling graduate career guides that’s sold over 4,100 copies. Providing essential, life-changing guidance to help students get started on their graduate career, this indispensable guide helps readers discover how to make sense of their opportunities, weigh up their options and how to make the right choices. Packed with vital information and powerful ideas, tactics and strategies, it coaches readers in the positive mindset required to land a brilliant career. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new content on managing the transition from student to graduate; updated data, stats and examples; and a full glossary of terms. There is also a section help tutors with teaching employability and career skills.

The Medical Student Career Handbook

Author : Elizabeth Cottrell
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Completely revised and updated, this new edition of The Medical Student Career Handbook provides totally up-to-date information on the vast number of changes occurring in medical training. It is ideal for all medical students, especially those in their clinical years, and junior doctors. Medical student careers advisors will also find the information invaluable.

Royal Society of Medicine Career Handbook ST3 Senior Doctor

Author : Kaji Sritharan
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Whether you are just starting out as a senior doctor or half way up the ladder, this book will give you the help and advice you need to develop your career pathway in primary care or hospital medicine and achieve success in your professional life. Simple, practical tips; strategies; and well-researched advice will empower you to: Excel when applying and interviewing for that all-important ST3 position Achieve examination success in your chosen specialty Make the most of conferences, courses, and other networking opportunities Obtain research funding and choose research areas Deal with workplace politics and management challenges Make the right decisions in choosing your final job, whether at home or overseas Brimming with sound practical advice, hints, and tips, this text with its readily accessible style and approach is an essential survival guide for all embarking on their carrer as a senior doctor.

The Academic s Handbook

Author : A. Leigh DeNeef
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Handbook for those planning an academic career

You re Hired Graduate Career Handbook

Author : Tristram Hooley
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The Graduate Career Handbook is the complete guide to graduate career planning and job hunting for students and graduates, offering vital guidance on how to discover your potential, what to do after graduation, how to maximise your employability, and kick-start your career. Organised in simple chapters, this graduate career guide book is designed to help you address the various issues you experience as you move through university and into work, uniquely starting from your first year at uni and taking you through to your first days at work and beyond. It is packed with career advice and guidance for students and new graduates. Topics include: How to use self-reflection to identify possible career paths How to gain work experience and build employability skills The importance of networking and research Whether to consider postgraduate study Recruitment practices and what to do if you need a Plan B How to make a good first impression at work and career management Whether you have your heart set on a particular career, have a few ideas about possible lines of work, or wondering what job should I do , this book is for you. If you know what you want to do, it offers vital guidance on how to achieve your ambition and land your dream job; if you don t have a clue, it will help you work out what your next step should be. With handy tips, checklists and real-life examples throughout, this You re Hired guide will help you to supercharge your career and get the graduate job you want! A well-rounded and accessible book that covers everything you need to know. Highly recommended! Stuart Johnson, Director of the Careers Service, University of Bristol A timely book from two experts who really understand graduate careers. Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters *

Royal Society of Medicine Career Handbook FY1 ST2

Author : Muhunthan Thillai
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Doctors often lack the skills needed to give them a competitive edge over their colleagues. Despite being academically gifted they leave medical school after six years ill equipped to attain their own career goals. Management skills that are often the most basic to those working for private companies are left out of their undergraduate training. Some simple tips, strategies and well researched advice will empower doctors to develop their own unique career pathway and help them achieve success in their professional life. This book is for all newly qualified doctors. It systematically and logically examines the entire hospital doctor and GP career process from start to finish, dispelling common myths and advising doctors on how to break down their career into sections and tackle them one at a time. Planning a career should be like sitting an exam. Each chapter is devoted to one aspect of the career pathway from how to choose the right job for you through to FY1, FY2 and ST jobs, and covering application forms, exams, the interview process, audit and finally publications. This book helps to answer specific questions such as: Should I apply for jobs in multiple deaneries to increase my chances of success? What do those questions on the application form really mean? Exactly what type of questions will come up in my interview? Which postgraduate exam should I choose, how will I get through it and when should I sit it? How can I excel in an audit and make a difference to my department? How do I get published and which journals should I choose? Brimming with sound practical advice, hints, tips with its readily accessible style and approach, this text is an essential purchase for all doctors embarking on their career.

The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career

Author : John A. Goldsmith
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Is a career as a professor the right choice for you? If you are a graduate student, how can you clear the hurdles successfully and position yourself for academic employment? What's the best way to prepare for a job interview, and how can you maximize your chances of landing a job that suits you? What happens if you don't receive an offer? How does the tenure process work, and how do faculty members cope with the multiple and conflicting day-to-day demands? With a perpetually tight job market in the traditional academic fields, the road to an academic career for many aspiring scholars will often be a rocky and frustrating one. Where can they turn for good, frank answers to their questions? Here, three distinguished scholars—with more than 75 years of combined experience—talk openly about what's good and what's not so good about academia, as a place to work and a way of life. Written as an informal conversation among colleagues, the book is packed with inside information—about finding a mentor, avoiding pitfalls when writing a dissertation, negotiating the job listings, and much more. The three authors' distinctive opinions and strategies offer the reader multiple perspectives on typical problems. With rare candor and insight, they talk about such tough issues as departmental politics, dual-career marriages, and sexual harassment. Rounding out the discussion are short essays that offer the "inside track" on financing graduate education, publishing the first book, and leaving academia for the corporate world. This helpful guide is for anyone who has ever wondered what the fascinating and challenging world of academia might hold in store. Part I - Becoming a Scholar * Deciding on an Academic Career * Entering Graduate School * The Mentor * Writing a Dissertation * Landing an Academic Job Part II - The Academic Profession * The Life of the Assistant Professor * Teaching and Research * Tenure * Competition in the University System and Outside Offers * The Personal Side of Academic Life

The Medical Student Career Handbook

Author : Elizabeth Cottrell
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This book contains a foreword by Steve Field, Regional Postgraduate Dean, West Midlands Deanery, Chair of the UK MMC Advisory Board; Chair of the UK MMC working Group for Career Management. Written by medical students, this book provides completely up-to-date information on the vast number of changes occurring in medical training. It is ideal for all medical students, especially those in their clinical years, and junior doctors. Medical student careers advisors will also find the information invaluable. "I am delighted to write the foreword for this excellent book whose arrival is timely given the introduction of new foundation and specialist training programmes across the United Kingdom. It has been researched and written by consumers; by final year medical students with contributions and support from more experienced consultants and general practitioners. I believe that it provides a superb source of information and focussed help for medical students and junior doctors that will help them prepare effectively for their Foundation Programmes and for specialist training. It will also provide a valuable resource for educational supervisors, GP trainers and clinical tutors. I commend it to you." - Steve Field, in the Foreword.

The Singer s Audition Career Handbook

Author : Claudia Friedlander
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The Singer’s Audition & Career Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the training, audition technique, and professional development essential for launching and sustaining a rewarding career in classical singing. Expanding on author Claudia Friedlander’s online collaboration with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, the book brings together insights from nearly seventy prominent performers, educators, and opera industry professionals. Whether you are a young singer preparing for conservatory auditions, a professional opera singer, or an avocational singer seeking to improve your technique and pursue local performance opportunities, this book will help you take inventory of your skills and achieve the next stages of your musical journey.

EBOOK The New Academic A Strategic Handbook

Author : Shelda Debowski
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"This is an accessible and insightful book about how to achieve a successful academic career. Wise and witty, easy-to-apply, it presents advice and guidance on teaching, research and networking … A much needed book." Dr Ming Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, the Centre for Learning and Teaching, University of Brighton, UK "All academic staff should get a copy of this book on day one as part of orientation! It is well written, practical and easy to read. I will use this book as a road map for my whole career." Dr Rhonda Clifford, Deputy Director, Division of Pharmacy, University of Western Australia, Australia "This is a book that is long overdue! While it will be particularly appealing to early career academic and should be recommended reading for all 'new academics', it will also have wider and broader appeal for all academic leaders and managers interested in building a culture of effective, engaged academics who can achieve their full career potential, and thereby contribute to the success of the institution.” Professor Lorraine Stefani, Director, Centre for Academic Development, University of Auckland, New Zealand "This is a timely and welcome guide to orient new academics to the complexity of higher education in the 21st century ... Dr. Debowski has a gift for clear thinking and concise and lively writing ... If I were to give one work to faculty members new to higher education, I would give them this work to help launch their academic careers." Deborah DeZure, Assistant Provost for Faculty and Organizational Development, Michigan State University, USA Are you looking to build a successful academic career? Written by an experienced author, this insightful handbook gives a comprehensive overview of academic work, from the starting point of seeking employment to moving into leadership roles. In today's competitive academic environment, you need to be able to operate strategically as a teacher, researcher and leader to establish yourself and progress. This book shows you how to take ownership of your career, build a strong support base and integrate regular evaluative and reflective practices to monitor the success of your career strategy. The book:Explains the broader higher education context and the way academics are assessed and evaluatedExplores the key support strategies that can be accessed, including mentors and sponsors Includes practical checklists and tips on academic practices, including grant seeking, publishing, teaching, networking and managing research projectsExamines critical issues such as dealing with difficult academic cultures and bullying

The Legal Academic s Handbook

Author : Chris Ashford
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How do you become a legal academic? What skills and experience are necessary to progress your career? In which ways could you enrich your job? With contributions from more than 60 established academics, this handbook offers essential guidance on starting, pursuing, managing and advancing a career in legal academia. Whether you are looking for ways to overcome challenges or to seek out new opportunities, this book provides practical advice through relevant research, personal experience, and anecdotal evidence. Four fictional academics who want to pursue different career paths in different academic institutions are introduced at the start of the book. Each chapter then delves into a specific topic from the perspective of one of these academics, including: making the transition from legal practice, investigating gender issues, gaining recognition for teaching, building a research profile, and organising a specialist conference.

The Orchestral Conductor s Career Handbook

Author : Carl Topilow
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The Orchestral Conductor’s Career Handbook is a guide for the musical and professional development of conductors. Carl Topilow provides practical advice for establishing a conducting career, addressing topics like education, jobs, orchestra types, programming, connecting with audiences, and even business aspects such as interacting with donors.

A Guide to Academia

Author : Prosanta Chakrabarty
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Explains the academic career path and guides the reader on a successful path from undergraduate to Assistant Professor.

The Primary Teacher s Career Handbook

Author : Keith Richmond
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The Primary Teacher’s Career Handbook is invaluable to all those in Primary education. This essential and unique handbook sets out a complete and much needed career development path for Primary School teachers from the stage of seeking a first appointment, through to middle-management, Headship and beyond. Throughout the book, teachers will be shown how to plan their career development by making their present role successful, enabling them to make a smooth progression to achieve their career aspirations. Offering realistic advice and including pragmatic solutions, which result from years of first-hand experience, the chapters explore key career stages such as: applying for your first teaching post; being successful in your induction year; managing a subject area; professional development and developing as a leader; preparing for Deputy Headship and achieving your first Headship role; building your CV and making an application; interviews; and working with colleagues, parents and governors. Written to support the work of all those in the field of Primary education, this book is not just essential reading for trainee and newly qualified teachers, but it is an invaluable resource for teachers at every stage of their careers.

The TV Presenter s Career Handbook

Author : Kathryn Wolfe
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You can present to camera, speak to time, read autocue, conduct an interview, write and memorise scripts; you have a showreel, headshots and a CV—but what next? How do you decide which genre to go for, market yourself and establish your career? The TV Presenter’s Career Handbook is full of information and advice on how to capitalise on your presenter training and contains up-to-date lists of resources to help you seek work, market yourself effectively, and increase your employability. Contents include raising your profile, what kinds of companies to aim for and how to contact them, what to do with your programme idea, video and radio skills, creating your own TV channel, tips from agents, specialist genres such as News, Sports, Technology, Children’s and Shopping channels, breaking into the US, and more! Features interviews and case studies with over 80 experts so you can learn from those who have been there first, including: Maxine Mawhinney and Julian Worricker BBC News anchors, Jon Bentley and Jason Bradbury presenters The Gadget Show, Melvin Odoom KISS FM, Gemma Hunt presenter Swashbuckle, Matt Lorenzo presenter Premier League, Tony Tobin chef/presenter Ready Steady Cook and Saturday Kitchen, Alison Keenan and Marie-Francoise Wolff presenters QVC, Maggie Philbin and Jem Stansfield presenters Bang Goes the Theory, Kate Russell presenter BBC Click, Sarah Jane Cass Senior Talent Agent Somethin’ Else Talent, Emma Barnett award-winning radio presenter, David McClelland Technology presenter Rip Off Britain, Louise Houghton and Tina Edwards presenters London Live, Fran Scott presenter Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom, and Claire Richmond founder findatvexpert.com

Building Your Academic Career

Author : Rebecca Boden
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Building Your Academic Career encourages you to take a proactive approach to getting what you want out of academic work whilst being a good colleague. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of such a career, the routes in and the various elements that shape current academic working lives. In the second half of the book we deal in considerable detail with how to write a really good CV (résumé) and how best to approach securing an academic job or promotion.

The Academic Job Search Handbook

Author : Julia Miller Vick
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The Academic Job Search Handbook is a comprehensive guide to finding a faculty position in any academic discipline. For more than twenty years, job seekers have relied on this resource for help in their search for faculty positions. The new fifth edition provides updated advice and addresses current topics in today's competitive market.

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Hospitality Education

Author : Dianne Dredge
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Tourism is much more than an economic sector, it is also a social, cultural, political, and environmental force that drives societal change. Understanding, responding to, and managing this change will inevitably require knowledge workers who are able to address a range of problems associated with tourism, travel, hospitality, and the increasingly complex operating environment within which they exist. The purpose of this Handbook is to provide an insightful and authoritative account of the various issues that are shaping the higher educational world of tourism, hospitality and events education and to highlight the creative, inventive and innovative ways that educators are responding to these issues. It takes as its central focus a dynamic curriculum space shaped by internal and external factors from global to local scales, a variety of values and perspectives contributed by a range of stakeholders, and shifting philosophies about education policy, pedagogy and teaching practice. A benchmark for future curriculum design and development, it critically reviews the development of conceptual and theoretical approaches to tourism and hospitality education. The Handbook is composed of contributions from specialists in the field, is interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through its authorship and content. Providing a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on tourism and hospitality education and its future direction this is essential reading for students, researchers and academics in Tourism, Hospitality, Events, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

Managing Your Academic Career

Author : Wyn Grant
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This book provides recent entrants to academic jobs in the humanities and social sciences with a guide to success in their chosen career. It covers how to get a job, time management, relations with colleagues, effective teaching, PhD supervision and examining, getting published and career development.