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Careers: CVs and supporting statements for academic positions

The aim of this workshop is to help doctoral and post doctoral researchers to write effective CVs and supporting statements as part of applications for positions within academia.

This is a group session which will allow researchers to also share experience and tips with each other. 

Alternatively for confidential advice please arrange a one to one careers consultation by emailing

Aimed at

Doctoral Researchers (mid stage, final stage) and Postdoctoral Researchers


Participants are encouraged to look at job descriptions of positions that they wish to apply for or are interested in and to bring their up to date CV and any other previous documents to the session.

Prior to the session, please refer to the career support for researchers  online advice, in particular the 'how to apply' section.

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants will have an understanding of:

  • How to write high quality CVs and supporting statements for academic positions.

Presented by

Dr Louise Bamford, Careers Consultant (Researchers), Brunel Graduate School and Professional Development Centre

Session outline and aims

This session will be led by the trainer and will cover: 

  • How to analyse individual academic job descriptions and tailor application documents accordingly
  • How to present experience and achievements with impact
  • How to demonstrate interest (motivation) in specific roles and organisations

This will be an interactive session and participants are encouraged to ask questions and share any previous application experience.

Specific skills focused on in this session

Career management skills

Health and Safety and general notice

Session will be delivered online by Zoom. Please make sure you sign into Zoom via your Brunel ID.

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to develop your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

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