How to recognise and overcome the failure story after your PhD

Do you have a PhD, but sometimes feel like a failure? It’s so important to find the right story to frame your transition out of academia. In my previous post I gave some examples of how you can tell a positive story about your transition and in doing so get past ‘narrative Continue reading

How to tell a great story about your transition out of academia

When you submit your dissertation, a major chapter in your life comes to a close. What an awesome achievement – probably the hardest thing you’ll ever do, and definitely a cause for celebration! You can bask in the elation of achieving such a major milestone for a while – until the grim reality of today’s Continue reading

Free resource guide: 10 career websites every PhD should visit!

During 2013 there was an explosion in the online availability of interviews with PhDs and post-docs who’re now pursuing a career outside of academia. Back in May 2013 I wrote a blog post listing eight of the websites carrying these interviews, which has been hugely popular – it’s my most-read post ever, with 2,800 views since May. Continue reading