Hi, I recently completed a Masters and I now want to gain more research experience/skills and the job market is pretty bleak at the moment. The only other option I can think of is to do a Masters by research, which in the long run would be super beneficial, but the only thing is that I read somewhere that it would look bad on my CV? Any thoughts?
Doing a MRes after completing a MSc Watch
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- 06-04-2016 16:25
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- 07-04-2016 09:53
Why would it look bad on your CV? I think your better bet would be to gain some research experience rather than do another masters course. You can do this voluntarily as well-much cheaper than doing a course.
- 08-04-2016 10:21
Just be very careful of 'all degree and no experience'.
Its unlikely that an MRes will lead you anywhere apart from on to a PhD. It wont make you any more attractive to employers. If anything it'll make them more wary of you - ie. 'will get bored too quickly', 'won't stay' etc. And it'll land you in even more debt.
Why are you not getting any job offers? Because you are aiming too high? Because you don't have supportive experience? You need to think about this, and maybe lower your ambitions in the short-term. Once you have 'a job' on your CV it makes you far more attractive to employers. Look at lower-paid, lower-status work in a relevant area - and build your job profile from there.