• Question: what skills do you need in order to have the same job?

    Asked by anon-248675 to Zoya, Tom, Stacey, Laura, James, Connor on 12 Mar 2020.
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      Stacey New answered on 12 Mar 2020: last edited 12 Mar 2020 9:29 am

      I needed a science degree and/or one related to climate change. Luckily I had a Physical Geography undergraduate degree, a Masters in Climate Change and a PhD in fire so I had the right qualifications for the job. I also needed to show that I was a good communicator, and that I had evidence which showed I could work in a team but also by myself and be able to adapt to new and unexpected situations. I think my dedication and passion to research was also really important, this is what they said they could see in my interview for my job. I’m doing an important job and I think it’s critical to show to the people that I am communicating with that I am passionate about climate change.

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      Laura Mason answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      For my job you need Chemistry knowledge but also need to demonstrate integrity and impartiality as you will be trusted to work with police evidence

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      James Lees answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      Science can use basically all of the different transferable skills. Which is why taking science subjects makes you so employable!

      Some of the most important though are numeracy, problem solving and organisation.