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Researcher based skills

All Researcher Development Programme (RDP) courses



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R1 - Research Methodologies

Research Funding (for Postdocs)

Strategic Career Management

Teaching Associate Programme (TAP)

Teaching and Learning

Writing Skills

Writing Skills Summer School

Personal Effectiveness based skills

All PPD Personal and Professional Development courses

Achieving Results

Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


Innovation and Change


Negotiating and Influencing

People Development

Relationship Building

Strategic Focus


Networking tools at the Careers Service

GradLink: the Careers Service alumni database

CamCareers email

Library occupational files JPF 1-5: Job Profile Feedback (graduates talk about their jobs)

Library books on networking:

'Network to get work', Alan Jones ( Createspace)

'Career Networking', Brian Sutton (Industrial Society)

'Powerful Networking', John Lockett (Orion Business Books)

'Brilliant networking', Steven d'Souza (Pearson)

Sourcing opportunities

Search Vacancies & Opportunities

Attend careers events and explore our sector pages for specific fields

Identify relevant external job boards

Network to extend your search

Consider recruitment agenciesin some areas

 Making applications

CVs and Cover Letters – discover our most popular publication

Application forms – find out what employers are really looking for

Speculative applications – use particularly in areas where opportunities are rarely advertised

Interviews and selection

Interviews – preparation is key for face-to-face, phone or Skype interviews

Psychometric tests and assessment centres - online practice tests, explanations and advice

Negotiating with employers - interview timing, offers and start dates

External Sites

Social Media Toolbox

A range of social media tools to help you work smarter, claim your online presence and keep pace with technology

The Value of Blogging and Microblogging

Benchmark your research – Mendeley, Stats, ORCID profile, Scopus and ScienceDirect

Webinar – How to promote your article for maximum impact

Elsevier Publishing Campus

Improve your knowledge and skills in publishing academic research

Big Ideas – latest trends and innovations in publishing and academic

Networking – how to make the most over every opportunity and promote your research to your peers

Research Solutions – discover new ways and train yourself for effective and efficient research skills

Understanding Different Research Perspectives

This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different perspectives from which an issue or phenomenon can be investigated; and highlights the main methodologies that can be used to investigate a business issue. By looking at different perspectives/approaches to issues and phenomena, different research methodologies and ethical considerations this course will sustain the development of a research study, from the initial idea of what to investigate; to the elaboration of specific research questions; the research design, strategy and methodology.

Skills assessment form 

Context Diagnostic for Conservation


Running Workshops

Partnering Toolbook 

Human centred design tool kit 

Service Design Tool kit 

This is a toolkit on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. It’s quick to use, simple to apply, and designed to help busy people working in development. 

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