‘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

Discover the 20+ transferable skills that make PhDs totally employable

Discover the 20+ transferable skills that make PhDs totally employable

As a PhD or post-doc you get very used to thinking about yourself as a specialist within a specialism – for instance I studied within the Arts and Humanities Faculty, but focused on the Literature and Drama of Medieval England. What many doctoral graduates don’t appreciate is that they’ve also Continue reading Discover the 20+ transferable skills that make PhDs totally employable

A PhD is a qualification, not an identity 

A PhD is a qualification, not an identity 

Are you familiar with the Twitter hashtag #withaPhD? This hashtag originated in a discussion between Jen Polk (of From PhD to Life fame) and me. We noticed that newly minted PhDs often refer to themselves as PhDs, rather than as people who have doctorates – have you done this yourself? We wanted Continue reading A PhD is a qualification, not an identity