Post-PhD careers: you can have your cake *and* eat it

How do you feel about working and earning a living? As something that you have to endure, or as something that you really enjoy?

When I was a post-doc thinking about jobs outside of higher education, it seemed to me that I couldn’t enjoy anything more than working in a university. I thought leaving university research and teaching would mean trading better financial security for lower personal fulfilment. Continue reading “Post-PhD careers: you can have your cake *and* eat it”

‘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 in a bank or a cancer research charity for instance. Continue reading “‘What jobs can I do with my degree?’ – a practical exercise”