This paper published by jobs.ac.uk explains a common problem, staff in universities and colleges work just as hard as those in the private sector, but fail to reap the same rewards. Is that perception accurate and, if so, just what is on offer across the great divide? And are there any drawbacks involved in the world outside academia?.
This paper published by jobs.ac.uk, author feels embarking on a career in school teaching should not be taken lightly, make sure one do their research about what is involved and consider the implications carefully. If one do feel strongly drawn towards teaching then explore the various routes into the profession, there will almost certainly be one that suits their circumstances and needs. Teaching is also a career that could open up all sorts of unforeseen possibilities including the option of working abroad.
How far does one wants career to take them? Most of people are content to work close to where they were born, or completed their first degree. Some of people will go to the other side of the globe in search of their dream job. If one has itchy feet, want to travel, explore different cultures and get a job in a university abroad, how can one make it happen? The answer to this is described in this paper published by jobs.ac.uk.
This paper published by jobs.ac.uk is aimed at people who are currently doing a postgraduate degree, or who work or are looking for work in Higher Education and would like to get the products of their research published. The topics covered here are Why publish? Book reviews, Books, Challenges and Pitfalls, Books: after the contract etc.
Arranging and conducting a business meeting can be a complicated and intricate matter. This paper published by jobs.ac.uk describes top ten tips designed as a reminder of the essentials when organizing a meeting. Some of the tips are arranging a date, arranging a venue, appointing a chairperson, the Chairs responsibilities, starting the meeting, staying on target etc.
When one submits Curriculum Vitae (CV) it had better be good. The recruiter who receives application will probably have dozens or even hundreds of CVs to shift and sort. So one will be lucky if his/her CV is read for more than 10 seconds. This paper published by jobs.ac.uk describes ten CV clangers to avoid that will help keep their CV IN the in-tray and OUT of the bin.
This paper from jobs.ac.uk illustrates a fact of academic life in the twenty-first century that most people who wish to become lecturers have to work in short term contracts before being able to get more permanent, secure job. This has a big impact on practical and personal working life of the lecturer concerned and it is important to develop strategies for coping with this sort of working environment. This white paper is designed for those academics that have recently finished their PhD and would like a permanent academic post, but have not been able to secure one as yet.
Perhaps the main role of central administration is to ensure the smooth running of the university so it covers areas such as student finance, accommodation, records and other services. It also acts as the mediator between students and outside organizations, such as recruitment agencies. Whichever way one look at it, administration is almost as big a part of a university as education is. Despite this, some wonder what central admin does. Is it there just to maintain staff and student records? Or does it have a greater purpose? The answer to this, is described in detail in this paper.
This paper from jobs.ac.uk explains flexible working. In reality whats available if the 9 - 5 commute has lost any appeal that it ever held? And, from an alternative point of view, what is available for those who need to add a spot of relevant experience to their CV before being able to access full time and permanent roles? Some of the options that could act as a springboard to this outcome are part-time working, associate lecturer, term time only, job share, portfolio working etc.
Open study is a great way to achieve a qualification. Generally, it is cheaper and less time consuming than qualifying from a conventional university, and more people than ever are pursuing a distance learning course. This paper from jobs.ac.uk gives the top ten tips to getting a qualification by distance learning. They are decide what one want to study, be realistic, take advantage of the financial aid, plan and maintain a routine, what is distance learning?, taking advantage of study support, motivating oneself, what can one achieve?, be sponsored to study etc.