How to translate your skills into language employers can understand

How to translate your skills into language employers can understand

On Saturday 14th May I had the pleasure of giving a talk on ‘How to translate your skills into language employers can understand’, for the 2016 Beyond the Professoriate conference. Or #beyondprof, to use its Twitter hashtag! In my talk I introduced a technique that researchers can use to prepare persuasive content for their résumés and online profiles, Continue reading How to translate your skills into language employers can understand

Book review: Overcoming Perfectionism – A Self-Help Guide

Overcoming Perfectionism book review

Overcoming Perfectionism: A Self-Help Guide By Roz Shafran, Sarah Egan and Tracey Wade (Robinson, 2010); £12.99. As researchers we’re no strangers to stiff competition, to high standards, to hard work. By definition we’re the top of the class, the ones who’ve survived a rigorous selection process to get where we Continue reading Book review: Overcoming Perfectionism – A Self-Help Guide

Your job options after a PhD – in a diagram

Your job options after a PhD - in a diagram

What are your job options after you complete your PhD ? I don’t just mean within academia, but much more broadly – since doctoral researchers are capable of doing so many things after a PhD? I drew this diagram to help illustrate the range of career options open to researchers: The Continue reading Your job options after a PhD – in a diagram