Planning a career change after your PhD? About time …

Planning-career-change-after-PhD

For many PhDs, switching careers is a pretty big change. Decades spent in education and now you want to take your passions and transferable skills outside of academia?! To make this leap, you’re going to need a decent run-up. Much like how an athlete trains ahead of a race, if Continue reading Planning a career change after your PhD? About time …

You can’t climb a ladder that’s run out of rungs

You can't climb a ladder that's run out of rungs

As intelligent people we’re expected to do well. It’s actually fantastic that we have such a supportive network around us: all the people who care about us and take an interest in our success. When we were starting out, they set high expectations for us. They created the conditions to Continue reading You can’t climb a ladder that’s run out of rungs

A PhD is a fixed-term job, not a passport to a professorship

A PhD is a fixed-term job, not a passport to a professorship

You need to be realistic and honest with yourself about what a PhD is, in pure employment terms. If you’re funded, you’re receiving a salary for X number of years, to produce a given output (your dissertation). Therefore a PhD is what employers call a ‘fixed-term position’: a role that Continue reading A PhD is a fixed-term job, not a passport to a professorship