This book provides a succinct guide for doctoral and early career researchers about the nature of transferable skills, why they are needed and how they can be acquired, evidenced and marketed.

How can Transferable Skills become an Integral Part of Life?

Chapter Overview

This chapter discusses:

  • Career management
  • Specific cohorts
  • Expanding your CV
  • Continuing professional development (CPD)


Being a researcher at any stage, from early in a doctoral programme to being an ECR looking for the next post, you have the unique privilege of studying a subject you enjoy, surrounded by the most extraordinary mix of talented people, and in environments with unparalleled access to opportunities and ideas. Higher Education (HE) affords researchers at every stage and from all backgrounds a range of prospects that does not exist in other working environments, yet may require effort to realise. We know that being a researcher can be challenging, occasionally boring, and it may present you with uncertainties about your future. Should you ...

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