5 work experience options for PhDs and post-docs

Gaining work experience is the second most important thing you can do to improve your job prospects during your PhD or post-doc (networking is top). Having relevant work experience on your résumé demonstrates clearly to an employer that you’re ‘one of them’. You know their business, their customers and how to fit Continue reading

How to gain work experience for jobs outside academia

Question: How can I gain work experience during my PhD/post-doc, that will strengthen my future applications for jobs outside of academia? Answer: Start early! Develop and implement a clear plan for gaining work experience during the period of your research. ‘Relevant work experience’. Three words to strike fear into the Continue reading

How to introduce yourself to employers outside academia, after your PhD

Question: When an employer asks me why I’m leaving higher education after my PhD, what do I say? Answer: Introduce yourself as a professional who’s decided to change employment sectors. One of the most common challenges researchers face when looking for work outside of higher education is knowing how to Continue reading