GEM-STONES Manual for Highly-skilled Job Seekers

Prepared by IAI, Polint & IEE-ULB

While not a step-by-step guide to landing a first job following graduation, this manual provides doctoral students and recent graduates tips and advice regarding their transition from doctoral research to the job market.

Jointly prepared by Istituto Affari Internazionali, Polint, and the Institut d’études Européennes of the ULB, the manual includes topics such as: CV maintenance; project management; publications; lobbying & consultancy; media, and planning for a career in academia.


Riccardo Alcaro - Research coordinator and Head of the Global Actors Programme, IAI
Francesca Caruso - Junior researcher, IAI
Andrea Dessi - Senior fellow and IAI Commentaries editor, IAI
Aliénor Fagette - Account Manager, Polint
Daniela Huber - Head of the Mediterranean and Middle East Programme and Editor of The International Spectator, IAI
Ulla Härmälä - Project Officer, GEM-STONES Project Management Office, ULB
Hanna Ojanen - Adjunct Professor, Finnish National Defence University and University of Helsinki
Frederik Ponjaert - Researcher, Institut d’études Européennes of the ULB
Gabriele Rosana - Social media manager and Editor of, IAI
Santoli, Serena - Press officer, IAI


This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.