#jobsQ Tweet Chat

‘How to write a killer academic CV’ –
FREE Twitter Q&A

Following on from our recent Google+ Hangout on Air Q&A ‘Academic Job Interviews: Top Tips for Success’, we now want to address the all-important document that helps you get to that interview: the academic CV.

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To help you to write a killer academic CV and secure that interview, jobs.ac.uk is holding a FREE 45 minute Tweet Chat where we have asked two academic CV experts to answer all of your academic CV and application questions:

  Our guest Tweeters

Dr Caroline Edwards
University of London

Michelle Boardman
University of
Online Learning

When: Tuesday 8th July at 12:45pm BST Time Zone Converter
Where: Head over to Twitter, type #jobsQ in the search box

Get YOUR questions answered.

Why should I take part?

An academic CV is different from more generic CVs and a good, well-structured CV is vital when applying for academic jobs.

During this Tweet Chat you can ask for any type of academic CV advice like what you need to include, what not to include and what employers want to see.

What is a Tweet Chat Q&A?

Tweet chats happen when a group of people all tweet about the same topic using a specific tag (#) called a hashtag - this allows the Twitter thread to be followed. A Tweet Chat Q&A works in the same way but uses experts to answer questions that people on Twitter tweet about using the hashtag. This Tweet Chat uses #jobsQ as the dedicated hashtag.

Our panel of experts will be answering your questions on ‘How to write a killer academic CV’. As the event is live on Twitter you will be able to watch and gain real insights, top tips and also have an opportunity to get involved in the conversation.

How do you participate?

To participate, all you need to do is tweet during the designated time using the conversation hashtag #jobsQ.

  1. Head over to Twitter
  2. Follow us @jobsacuk
  3. Search #jobsQ in the search box (top right corner), then click the ‘All’ filter tab at the top,
  4. Tweet us during the designated time - you MUST include #jobsQ so we can find your question!

It’s also possible to just follow the conversation by searching the hashtag in Twitter’s search panel without engaging—but where’s the fun in that?

You don’t have to stay at your desk to stay in touch with the event

If you have the (free) Twitter App for iOS, or Android on your smartphone you can keep up with the chat whilst standing in line waiting for your lunchtime coffee

Not on Twitter?

You can follow the conversation here but you will not be able to join in and ask your questions. To be able to do that:

  1. Sign up for a free Twitter account here.
  2. Fill out your profile, add a picture and follow @jobsacuk.
  3. You then have 140 characters to ask us your related question,
  4. REMEMBER to start your question with #jobsQ

This event is open to anyone and is completely free of charge.

We're looking forward to having you involved!

Meet the guest Tweeters

We have picked two experienced, passionate and friendly experts keen to help answer your academic CV questions.

Dr Caroline Edwards - @the_blochian
Birkbeck, University of London

Dr Caroline Edwards is Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. She is author of the forthcoming monograph Fictions of the Not Yet: Time in the Twenty-First-Century British Novel (2015) and co-editor of China Miéville: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2014) and Maggie Gee: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2014). Caroline’s research interests are in 20th and 21st-century British fiction, utopian literature, science fiction and post-apocalyptic narratives, critical theory, post-secularism and Marxist aesthetics. Caroline has published articles, interviews and reviews in a number of journals, including Modern Fiction Studies, Contemporary Literature, Textual Practice, Telos, Radical Philosophy, Subjectivity, Left Lion Magazine and the New Statesman.

Caroline is Founding and Commissioning Editor of the open-access journal of twenty-first-century literary criticism, Alluvium, and campaigns for open access as part of her work as Co-Director of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), an international non-profit organisation publishing open access journal articles as well as a monograph pilot publishing scheme. She has participated in discussions concerning life after the PhD and how to approach the academic jobs market, speaking on various panels as well as writing an article for Nadine Muller’s ECR website, The New Academic.

Website: http://www.drcarolineedwards.com/
Twitter: @the_blochian
Alluvium Journal: http://www.alluvium-journal.org/
The Open Library of Humanities (OLH): https://www.openlibhums.org/

Michelle Boardman - @mushychelle
Senior Academic Manager
University of Derby Online Learning

Michelle Boardman is the Senior Academic Manager at University of Derby Online Learning; the thriving distance learning division of the University of Derby. She leads a team of over 300 academics, who are based on campus and remotely around the world. She is involved in recruitment for all levels of staff within academia; remote academics, campus based lecturers, senior management and learning technology support staff.

Michelle leads on academic recruitment for the department and is constantly challenging the traditional methods of recruitment, to ensure Derby attracts the best academics who will inspire students in their learning. She is passionate about ensuring that a robust recruitment process challenges applicants to demonstrate their ability for a role, but also provides them with a taste of what the role will bring.

Prior to joining Derby, Michelle worked in a number of different sectors; the media – 10 years at the BBC producing multi-media learning materials; FE within Skills for Life; charity sector for adult skills and HE leading on technology enhanced learning. Michelle's research interest focuses on online learning and pedagogies and how they can empower adults from all walks of life to develop their skills.

You can follow Michelle on twitter @mushychelle

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