European Doctoral Careers: Global, Transsectoral, Interdisciplinary. State of the art in career development and transferable skills in the United Kingdom Linda Buckham, Director Career Development & Employment Centre, University of Sussex. European Doctoral Careers.
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State of the art in career development and transferable skills in the United Kingdom
Linda Buckham, Director
Career Development & Employment Centre, University of Sussex
Reductionism: individuals are more complex and sophisticated than a bunch of transferable skills
Employers do not distinguish between the level of the skill
between UG v PG (taught) v doctoral students
Assumption of transferability from one context to the next…questioned in research
Can be a shorthand ‘code’ UK employers use for other attributes
Do not consider the different interpretations in different work cultures/employment sectors
Confusion with long lists of different transferable skills from employersEuropean Doctoral CareersAssumptions and issues about skill transferability