It’s time to make your education work for you!

If you’ve spent a long time working on your education, it can be a major challenge when you come to the end of the road – like when you complete your PhD or postdoc. How do you leverage all those years of learning to land yourself a great job?

I set up Jobs on Toast to help researchers to answer this question. Here you can find:

(1) A curated list of helpful resources, like books and websites, and

(2) In-depth articles to help you make a plan for finding a fulfilling job.

Universities looking to provide careers guidance for their researchers can hire me to give a keynote talk or facilitate a careers workshop.

If you have any remaining questions or would just like to say hello, you can send me a message.

Best wishes and good luck!

Chris Humphrey, PhD

P.S. Here are a few words to introduce me:

Chris Humphrey runs Jobs on Toast, a resource hub and career development consultancy dedicated to helping individuals and universities apply their learning to solve real-world problems.

At a practical level this means helping university researchers secure fulfilling jobs outside of academia, and create more impact through meaningful projects. To this end Chris is a frequent international speaker and workshop facilitator on careers topics, for universities and professional associations.

Back in the day, Chris completed his PhD and postdoc in Medieval Studies at the University of York, UK. Unable to land a permanent academic job, Chris decided to apply his skills and experience in a business career instead.

Today Chris works as a team leader and project manager in the UK banking sector, holding qualifications in PRINCE2 and Scrum methodologies, as well as being a full member of the Association for Project Management.

Chris lives in the South West of England with a ginger cat called Ned.

Broaden your mind: an interview with Chris Humphrey

Thinking of switching into a career outside of academia? I was recently interviewed by Dr Beatrice Zatorska, CEO and co-founder of Smart Tribe, about my 5-step framework for transitioning into a new career. Plus, how and why I started Jobs on Toast! Watch the full interview on YouTube via the link below.