Dr or Mrs on job application?

posted
17-Oct-15, 13:16
Avatar for glowworm
posted about 2 years ago
Minor question, but I want to know if I can put Dr on my job application yet or should I still use Mrs?

I passed my viva a few weeks ago, but still have corrections to do. I'm guessing I still have to use Mrs. Is that right?

Thanks
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posted
17-Oct-15, 13:29
Avatar for DocInsanity
posted about 2 years ago
Technically until the award is conferred by Senate (or the equivalent), you cannot call yourself Doctor (even when the corrections are accepted).
posted
17-Oct-15, 13:52
edited about 7 seconds later
Avatar for glowworm
posted about 2 years ago
Thanks DocInsanity. i thought that was the case.

Another quick question - the job application asks for the highest qualification held (education section). Do I say Doctorate? Or do I still just have to say my Masters?
posted
17-Oct-15, 14:59
edited about 29 seconds later
Avatar for BilboBaggins
posted about 2 years ago
You don't hold a PhD yet. Your corrections still have to be approved. So yes, you should put Masters. But maybe you can explain the PhD situation elsewhere in the application.
posted
17-Oct-15, 15:17
Avatar for JStanley
posted about 2 years ago
Hi glowworm, I didn't call myself Dr on my job apps following viva but funnily enough letters of invitation for interview were addressed to Dr J and when I went to interview they shook my hand and said "Great to meet you Dr J". So even if you don't refer to yourself as Dr on the job app they might call you it anyway ;-) Based on this my perception was that it's no big deal. You've got it and it's just a matter of the paper work being sorted.
posted
17-Oct-15, 18:39
Avatar for DocInsanity
posted about 2 years ago
Definitely important to state somewhere that you have your viva and the result. Some institutions are quite finicky, one I was going to apply to only counted "having the PhD" as having had the award confirmed by Senate. Ridiculous I know.
posted
18-Oct-15, 11:22
Avatar for glowworm
posted about 2 years ago
Great info and advice - thanks everyone! much appreciated. Just hope I get somewhere with the application now....fingers crossed!

=D
posted
19-Oct-15, 00:06
Avatar for Barramack
posted about 2 years ago
Officially you shouldn't use the title until your award has been conferred. In my case, the university council will confer my PhD in a couple of weeks. My thesis has already been included in the library digital thesis repository and bound copies have been produced. So for all intents and purposes I have the PhD, but it’s just a matter of waiting until its official.

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