Danger: PhDs at work (outside academia) #phdlikeaboss

Having read a lot of career-related blogs and comments written by PhDs/ABDs/adjuncts/academics in the past few months, I’ve been struck by the lack of confidence some folks have in their own skills and abilities. Typical comments I’ve seen include ‘Academic training hasn’t given me any skills I can use in Continue reading Danger: PhDs at work (outside academia) #phdlikeaboss

What do you want to be when you grow up?!

Primary school, secondary school, undergraduate degree, postgraduate study – many PhDs have spent their whole life working towards goals that are education related. It’s natural to think of an academic position as the logical next step or culmination of all those years of work. And yet, it’s also worth taking Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up?!