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Physics World Graduate careers
October 2016 Graduate Careers
Future proof: Taking the long view on your career options
A new study of the long-term employment prospects of UK science and engineering students suggests that talk of a skills shortage is overblown, with most graduates in these disciplines taking jobs outside science. Researchers Patrick White and Emma Smith discuss their findings and what they mean for current physics students
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See also our previous graduate careers supplements in Physics World:
March 2016 Graduate Careers
Diversity in the workplace: Finding the right employer for you
October 2015 Graduate Careers
Pathway to success: Why a physics Master's degree might be the right next step for you
March 2015 Graduate Careers
Choices ahoy: How to filter the many career options a physics degree offers
October 2014 Graduate Careers
STEM paradox: Is there really a shortage of STEM graduates in the workplace?
March 2014 Graduate Careers
Working abroad: The ups and downs of travelling the globe for your career
October 2013 Graduate Careers
Risky business: Joining a physics spin-out can be a leap of faith
March 2013 Graduate Careers
Soft landings: The skills you didn't know you had
October 2012 Graduate Careers
Bumps along the road: The barriers to a successful academic career
March 2012 Graduate Careers
Be a front-runner: Finding your first job in a touch market
October 2011 Graduate Careers
Which way now? Finding jobs for physics graduates
Women in Science and Engineering
The Independent, a leading UK newspaper, has published a special supplement on the opportunities for women in science and engineering. Download your copy now – and look out for the advert featuring brightrecruits.com and the IOP's Project Juno, which aims to help physics university departments achieve gender equality at all levels.
An introductory guide for authors
This guide is for early career researchers who are beginning to write papers for publication. Academic publishing is changing rapidly, with new technologies and publication models giving authors much more choice over where and how to publish their work. Whether you are writing up the results of a PhD chapter or submitting your first paper, knowing how to choose the best outlet for your work is essential.
This guide will provide an overview of academic publishing and advice on how to make the most of the process for sharing your research.
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