By Lucinda Becker
This booklet is designed to aid readers to make the transition from a primary measure or from the office to a postgraduate direction. It specializes in the administration of the strategies desirous about gaining a postgraduate qualification, instead of simply outlining the mechanics of the learning and study. overseas in its strategy, the e-book encourages readers to evaluate, in a scientific means, the transferable talents that they could increase as a part of their path, a space of private improvement that's of accelerating value.
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42 How to Manage your Postgraduate Course Before moving on to look at the skills listed above in more depth, a brief word on the subject of employers. They need skilled employees, but they also want you to show that you have the personal qualities that can arise from such a skills base. They will be attracted by a postgraduate who will ﬁt into their team and whose personal qualities will complement their organisation and its aims. Breaking into a new career will be the focus of Chapter 11, but you can see from the list of personal qualities below (all of which can develop naturally from the skills itemised above) how you might become an attractive potential colleague for any employer simply by assessing and using your skills base: • • • • • • • • • • • determination the will to succeed ﬂexibility curiosity the ability to cope with change self-discipline analytical proﬁciency self-motivation thinking clearly expressing yourself thoughtfully applying common sense to challenges.
You will not have to rely only upon the written information that you are given: talk to other postgraduates who have been on a placement already and make sure that you know who is arranging the placements so that you can approach them with your list of questions. • Even if a placement is a compulsory part of your course, avoid leaving it to the last minute to get hold of as many details about it as you can. Lecturers and departmental secretaries will be happy to talk to you about what is involved, but may be pressed for time if you leave your questions until the week before you have to commit yourself to one particular placement.
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How to Manage Your Postgraduate Course by Lucinda Becker