Networking Workshop for Researchers

28 June 2012, 17:00 - 19:00

Alison Richard Building SG2

This event is jointly organised with the Careers Service.

Networking is a word that fills many researchers with dread, evoking unpleasant images of oily self-promoters or painfully stilted small-talk. And yet there is evidence that somewhere between 70 and 90 per cent of jobs go to candidates who are already known to their employer prior to the recruitment process. There is, in other words, a vital link between who you know, who knows you, and success in the job market.

Networking or, simply, making contact with other people is not just for the garrulous or the extrovert; it is a powerful skill that anyone can learn and practise. This bite-size session is designed to help unpick some of our assumptions about what’s involved in networking, to learn some simple strategies for doing it, and to try some of these out over a glass of wine (or juice).

This workshop is open to postdocs, research staff and PhD students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.