Sorry to turn you down, but you’re overqualified

Sorry to turn you down, you're overqualified article, by Chris Humphrey

I recently answered a question over on my Facebook page, about what to do when your job application is rejected because you’re ‘overqualified’. This is a frustrating response for applicants to receive, and researchers may encounter it more than most. In my experience being ‘overqualified’ can be a lazy shorthand for a number of Continue reading Sorry to turn you down, but you’re overqualified

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