RACI Careers Development
Intensive Careers Workshop August 2021
Registrations close on Friday 13 August 2021 at 9am AEST. Prerequisite work will be distributed shortly after registration to be done in advance of the workshop on Saturday 21 August 2021.
RACI’s new Intensive Training Short Course and Workshop features a short course of self-directed learning, followed by a half-day workshop of intensive interactive training and facilitated networking introductions (for RACI members). The course is pitched to graduating students and early career scientists who are either actively looking for work, or intend to do so in the near future.
In the half day Intensive Workshop we will go through core job search skills, practical tips on how to be successful in the job application process and review resumes.
We will also workshop the strategies that can be adopted by individual participants for near term job hunting. Participants will be encouraged to discuss and share in a group environment, and to learn from each other’s experience and strategies.
How does it work?
This event starts with a self-guided Training Short Course (videos and reading material), with a training task to be completed (to be submitted prior to the workshop on Saturday 21 August).
The videos and paperwork will be sent to you upon registration. Registrations close on Friday 13 August at 9am sharp.
This learning is then reinforced in an Intensive Workshop on Saturday 21 August 2021. The key skills of job application and interview will be practiced, and an individual job search strategy developed for each participant.
The workshop will work on the assumption that the participants have already viewed this material, and will concentrate specifically on interactive workshopping:
• Practice job applications
• Individual search strategies
• Practice interviewing
Participants will be encouraged to discuss and share in a group environment, and to learn from each other’s experience and strategies. Participants will be provided with personalised feedback to assist in their job search.
RACI Members, and non-member participants who take up RACI membership within 1 month of the course, will be offered up to 5 introductions to relevant RACI members related to their job search strategy. This will not be for direct employment, but rather for developing key networks to better prepare for future success.
Cost is $100 for RACI members and $200 for non-RACI members.
Take advantage of the reduced RACI member rates for this event by joining the RACI today. RACI student memberships start from $25. Join today at RACI Membership page here for further information on RACI membership.
- Date: Pre-work will be sent on or before Friday 13 August. The Workshop takes place on the morning of Saturday 21 August 2021.
- Venue: Via Zoom. The link will be emailed to all registrants with the pre-work.
Testimonial - Matthew Winnett, 2021 Mentee
"I can't recommend the RACI Intensive Careers Short Course Workshop enough. It provides exceptional support and advice on many aspects into job seeking. Such as your:
• Individual job search strategies
• Practice resume writing
• Practice and reviews on interview skills
I've gained a lot of value from participating in this workshop in the past. It has definitely helped me pursue my future endeavors or mission for a career. I'm very grateful to have been a part of it."