Become part of the research community in the Netherlands
Are you figuring out what you want after your PhD? Or curious to see what other possibilities there are after your PhD?
AcademicTransfer is developing a new platform, AcademicsConnected, to help you and your fellow researchers find your career path in or outside of academia. This platform is a collaboration of the Dutch research universities, university medical centres and research organisations NWO, KNAW and the KB.
What can you do on AcademicsConnected?
On AcademicsConnected you can orientate yourself on six different career journeys for PhDs, both in and outside academia. On a career journey map, just like a subway map, you can explore research positions in different sectors. We call it the Career Navigator. It gives you a broad overview of research career possibilities in the Netherlands.
The six sectors you can discover are:
2. Universities of Applied Sciences
What information will you find in the Career Navigator?
You can read facts & figures about every next career step after your PhD, like important tasks and skills you need for the job and a salary indication. You can also view a video from an expert in that sector with tips on how to get the position and we share personal stories from others who took that career step.
"I believe the most important lesson from my career path is to start thinking about your options early."
On AcademicsConnected we will provide you with a free self-assessment, the Career Reflector. With this test you can reflect on your talents and skills.
You get a report with the results of the test. With this report you can do a gap analysis and check if you have what it takes to make the career move or if you need to train some skills.
On AcademicsConnected you can also find, carry out and administrate all of your career actions. The Career Buddy provides tips and tricks that PhDs can undertake to explore next career possibilities and take actual steps.
"Don’t look for advice, but for information. If you have gathered enough information, you don’t need advice."
AcademicsConnected will go live in fall 2021. To make use of the career services you will need to have an account, which you can already create for free. If you sign up now, you will automatically be notified when the tools are available to use.
An additional benefit is that you can already complete your personal profile and upload your CV (optional) and make them available to employers, so recruiters can spot you for new positions. Getting a new job has never been so easy!