Time for a Career Audit

Vitae: realising the potential of researchers

The UK organisation, vitae promotes the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education. The site contains highly relevant and timely information and links for those of us facing career development meetings with supervisors.

Check these direct links from the Vitae Careers page to get you thinking – prior to, and whilst developing, your career development plan:

General personal review

SWOT analysis

Vitae skills audit

(Based on the Research Councils’ Joint Skills Statement – a set of skills considered valuable for research work and careers)

Research career builder

(zipped exe file – good for PCs only)

Career priorities questionnaire


Where do I want to be?

Marketing yourself

The Researcher Development Framework is a comprehensive tool for developing research skills, specifically for use by UK universities. The website and related resources and links are excellent but the licensing and conditions of use are restricted: read these before you delve too deeply: RDF conditions of use.