Are you approaching the end of your PhD or postdoc? Then you might start to wonder what the next step in your career could be ...
What are my professional strengths as a young researcher and in which non-academic jobs can I apply them? How do I learn to better profile myself and build a professional network? How do I create a convincing CV? What kind of organisation would make me feel at home?
So many questions, so few answers ... But don't worry! That is where myCareerCompanion comes in.
This cutting-edge online career orientation platform will be an invaluable asset in gaining insight in your professional profile and will allow you to take a jump-start to brand yourself. It offers you personalized output on jobs that suit you as well as the type of organisation and working environment that will make you feel at home.
myCareerCompanion is a scientifically based online career orientation platform that helps you make the most of your talents. It guides you through your entire job search, from discovering what you want till landing your dream job. You will learn about your strengths, interests and career drivers, and receive a shortlist of possible job functions and working environments that naturally fit your profile.
Furthermore, myCareerCompanion offers a wide range of courses which will help you to shape your career. Acquire actionable knowledge and improve your skills.
Get to know yourself
Based on five questionnaires, you will learn about your strengths, interests, and job preferences. Our scientifically validated algorithm translates your results into possible job functions and company cultures that naturally fit your profile. All nicely made visible in your myCareerCompass section.
Learn and develop your skills
The myCourses section of your account on myCareerCompanion offers a wide range of courses that will help you to shape your career, build your brand, acquire actionable knowledge and improve your skills.
myCareerCompanion has a great record of coaching PhD students towards the labor market. If you want to be offered job opportunities matching your profile you can simply indicate this in your account.
Want to apply?
Looking for interesting vacancies? Want to know more about the labour market?
The five Flemish universities are excited to present their interuniversity recruitment platform, PhD Talent Pool Flanders, designed to better and faster align the supply and demand for PhD talent.
This new career board is a major step to smoothen the transition of skilled PhD degree holders to the labour market, and support employers in their search for the best employees. It contains (both academic and non-academic) vacancies, company profiles, events, and much more.
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
These tips were derived from testimonies of PhD holders working in various sectors (industry, teaching, policy, European Commission, politics) during the event ‘Beyond academia: How to pursue a career in the non-academic job market' on September 24, 2015.