Careers Service

Making career decisions

Information and advice for PhD students on making career decisions including models for decision making, identifying what you want from a career and generating career ideas

Models of career decision making

There are a wide range of options open to you once you complete your PhD but how do you decide which route to take?

What do you want?

This section outlines ideas and resources to help you reflect on your current and previous experience in education, work and other activities, and to help you to think about want out of a career.

Identifying your skills

Thinking about what you have got to offer is helpful for both career decision making and marketing yourself successfully in job applications.

Generating / researching career ideas

You may find it difficult to generate ideas for career areas that may interest you. Here we give you some ideas for generating career ideas as well as resources to help you find more information about different career areas.