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Managing your career

Managing your career should be done on an ongoing basis to achieve your full potential and move towards where you want to be. There are great online tools available that provide a framework for planning your career.
Start with understanding how you work, then assess where you are now, before considering your options and making a decision. You can then prepare for the future, set goals, and review your progress.

Explore your career preferences using the Essential Career Toolkit (PDF) from jobs.ac.uk or take a skills assessment.

You can then build further using the details below for Professional Services or Academic staff. A range of resources are also available from the University to help develop your academic career and think about promotion. 

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning has a variety of courses to support you in managing your career. Take at look at this collection of courses as a starting point. If you do not have access to LinkedIn Learning already, request access via the Training Catalogue.

Professional Career Development

Structure your thinking about what next in your career using these resources

Career Development Toolkit for Higher Education Professionals

For Professional careers outside Higher Education

For working in industry

Further career development resources

Academic career guidance

Guidance on Academic careers

Guidance on a Research career

An Academic Career for an overview of starting and progressing an early academic career

Further career development resources

Academic career development at Manchester

A range of developmental activity and information is available at the university focused on:

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning has a variety of courses to support you in managing your career. Take at look at this collection of courses as a starting point. If you do not have access to LinkedIn Learning already, request access via the Training Catalogue.