We understand the amount of work that needs to go into finding the right opportunities, as well as how hard it can be to get the information you need when considering moving abroad to develop your career.
That’s when we realised just how big the demand was from UK based academics for opportunities to meet face-to-face with Asian universities, so we decided to launch Careers in Asia 2019.
Careers in Asia 2019 will be held at Savoy Place, The Institute of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) beautiful London home on Saturday, 22 June 2019.
Below are five reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity, and how attending our event can help you get started in developing your career, expertise and research in Asia.
- Connect with academics from the UK and Asia
Everyone’s heard the saying: it’s not what you know, but who. While it’s definitely true you need some qualifications behind you (and you know all about that), it’s still undeniable how much further you can progress by working with the right people.
With academics from both the UK and Asia planning to attend Careers in Asia 2019, you’ll have an opportunity to connect with academics you might not usually cross paths with.
There’ll be multiple opportunities to discuss your research and meet peers in your field. Maybe you’ll find a solution to that niggling problem you’ve been stumped on in your research.
You might even meet an academic who can help you in your application for that new role you’ve had your eye on.
Knowing people, and knowing the right people can help you immensely in your career. If you need only one reason for why you should attend Careers in Asia 2019, this is it.
It’s guaranteed you’ll come away with something you didn’t have before you arrived, whether that’s a new contact, a research partner, or a new job – that’s up to you!
- Explore your career options in Asia
You’ve heard of people doing it, taking the leap and moving to work in Asia. Maybe you’ve considered it before and done some browsing online, only to close the tab feeling overwhelmed.
We get it. We know how big the decision feels, and how many things there are to be considered in moving abroad to develop your career. It can be hard to know where to start.
That’s why attending Careers in Asia 2019 would be helpful, because you can explore your options and get your questions answered instantly. You’ll come away feeling prepared to successfully apply for those exciting new positions.
Or maybe up until now you’ve not really considered working in Asia, and it’s only after reading this blog you’ve become intrigued to know what is on offer for you.
It’s likely there’ll be opportunities you didn’t imagine would be available to you. So, whether you’ve been thinking about it for a while or you’re new to the idea, attending Careers in Asia 2019 is the first step in finding out what a career in Asia could do for you, and whether you feel it’s the right fit.
- Meet our exhibitors and senior recruiters
Whether you’re already sold on the idea or not, by attending Careers in Asia 2019 you’ll get to meet senior recruiters from Asia.
If you’ve got an opportunity in mind you’re pursuing, or you’re just toying with the idea of a career in Asia, meeting with our exhibitors will help you find out exactly what skills and traits senior personnel are searching for.
This is beneficial to you even if you decide to not pursue your career in Asia, as knowing what senior representatives are currently looking for in academics gives you an edge when applying for new roles, or even when pitching your research ideas at work.
By gaining this insight you’ll be able to develop yourself to meet these requests, and deliver exactly what senior recruiters are looking for, wherever you decide to work.
- Discuss your research opportunities
Meeting people in person will always win over sending out cold emails; every academic’s inbox is chocked full of requests and invitations to collaborate.
At Careers in Asia 2019, you’ll be able to meet with academics from across the globe, discuss your research and discover any shared interests, in person.
Who knows where these discussions will lead to? You could find new collaborations to help you further your research or maybe even secure more funding.
Attending Careers in Asia 2019 will help you keep your finger on the pulse of today’s research of academics from the UK and Asia.
Why wouldn’t you want to join and find out where individual academic’s research is taking them, and how you can also develop your career?
5. Complimentary refreshments
Who doesn’t love some free food and a glass of something fizzy?
If you need another reason for why you shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity, then let free refreshments and drinks be that for you.
Each of our three sessions, (Breakfast Briefing, Lunch and Learn, and Afternoon Tea), will feature presentations from our exhibitors, as well as complimentary food and drinks.
After presentations are delivered, you’ll be able to network and connect with other attendees over drinks and nibbles.
Careers in Asia 2019 is the perfect way to enhance your career, as well as an excuse to have a day, or dare we say weekend, in London.
Come and join us to meet with experienced academics and enjoy some enlightening talks at our beautiful venue, all while developing your connections, research and ultimately, your career.
We’re excited to see you in London!