Job search

Wanting to put summer to good use by venturing into a new job or starting an internship? You might want to master writing job applications and learn some techniques to nail that interview. Luckily, you’re not alone in this battle: take a look at How to Succeed at: Writing Applications and How to Succeed at: Interviews. These two highly acclaimed MOOCs by the University of Sheffield will provide you with the tools you need to compile a perfect CV, get writing job applications down to a T, succeed at interviews and land your dream job or internship.

Research

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Credit: Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash

Gearing for your PhD studies? Planning to kick off a new research project? Here are just the courses for you. Created by the University of Leicester, this MOOC will help you research and write an excellent research proposal for a postgraduate application. And to take this further, here’s a course on developing your research project by the University of Southampton. Created and delivered by research-active academics, the MOOC will support you with every step of the research process, from developing a hypothesis and finding sources to writing up and presenting your findings.

Studies

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Credit: Green Chameleon on Unsplash

Exams are almost over, but working on your study skills is always relevant – especially now, when education has taken on a more unconventional format. Helping you catch up to this new online learning life is a four-part series of MOOCs by the University of Leeds, which explores such aspects as communicating and collaborating, studying and reflecting, searching and researching, and managing your online identity. There’s also a highly rated course by the University of Groningen, enabling you to improve your study skills and get better results by learning to use the three-step study model, as well as a MOOC by the University of Southampton, which explores learning in a networked world and making use of your own personal learning network.

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