A long term professional project needs to take into account participant’s skills, preferences and the labour market. It must be both personal and realistic. Therefore, participants have to think about what they can do, what they want to do and what are the recruiter’s needs.
> Explore the PhDs’ career options (in and out of academy)
> Identify your own skills and motivations through a personal introspective analysis
> Start designing a long term professional project matching your expectations.
Module 1: The labour market for PhDs
- Understanding the current socio-economical structure
- Understanding the labour market for PhDs
- Becoming aware of the variety of professional opportunities
Module 2: Becoming aware of and defining your skills, conducting a self-analysis of your experiences so far
- Analysing your experiences to identify skills developed (knowledges, know-how, personal qualities)
- Expressing and valuing your skills with a “corporate vocabulary”
- Imagining other jobs in which these resources could be useful in order to become aware of skill transferability
Module 3: Defining your preferences, conducting a self-analysis of your profile
- Knowing yourself to decipher your sources of motivation, your operational mode and your natural role
- Reflecting on your values and professionnal environment
Module 4: Defining your professional options
- Defining your priorities in terms of skills, preferences and motivations and deducing your professional profile
- Extract professional tracks including your priorities and constraints
Module 5: How to realise your professional project
- Tools dedicated to increase your knowledge about organisations, professions and sectors
- Discovering methodology of professional survey and to build your network in order to discover professional environments
- Defining your action plan to finalise your professional project and to launch your job search in order to realise it.