About Chris

I've made the transition from a PhD in Medieval Studies, into a career in business, consulting and project management. But I want to give something back to the researcher community, and help everyone who's facing the challenge of finding work outside academia. Jobs on Toast is a way for me to share my insights and experience, helping you to make a successful career change. Use my five-step plan to get started right away!

‘What jobs can I do with my degree?’ – a practical exercise

‘What jobs can I do with a degree in X?’ is a question many graduates ask. If you hold a vocational degree like law or medicine, then there’s an obvious corresponding profession … but what about other subjects in the arts and humanities? There are no departments of English, French or History Continue reading ‘What jobs can I do with my degree?’ – a practical exercise

‘Alternative Career Pathways After Your PhD’ – live Q&A hosted by Chris

I put your questions on ‘Alternative Career Pathways After Your PhD’ to a panel of experts on Thursday 8th June. Click the play button to watch the recording! Here are more details about the live Q&A, from the description posted by jobs.ac.uk: Streamed live on June 8 2017 What can I Continue reading ‘Alternative Career Pathways After Your PhD’ – live Q&A hosted by Chris

Boost your job prospects by attending campus careers events for PhDs

Since 2009 I’ve had the pleasure of getting out on the road, sharing the story of my own career change with audiences of researchers and academics. I’ve made a successful transition from a PhD in Medieval Studies, into a career in business, project management and consultancy. I love telling my Continue reading Boost your job prospects by attending campus careers events for PhDs