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!

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

Your job options after a PhD – in a diagram

Your job options after a PhD - in a diagram

What are your job options after you complete your PhD ? I don’t just mean within academia, but much more broadly – since doctoral researchers are capable of doing so many things after a PhD? I drew this diagram to help illustrate the range of career options open to researchers: The Continue reading Your job options after a PhD – in a diagram

Life after the PhD: 8 inspiring post-PhD interview websites

Life-after-the-PhD-8-inspiring-post-PhD-interview-websites

What could your life look like after your PhD, if you chose to pursue a career outside of academia? You can find out by browsing through the hundreds of inspiring post-PhD interviews, profiles and autobiographies available online. To save you the trouble of tracking them all down, here are 8 Continue reading Life after the PhD: 8 inspiring post-PhD interview websites