Jobs on Toast – News Update – September 2012

Over 300 visitors to Jobs on Toast in August 2012, wow! Thanks to everyone who’s been in touch with feedback and comments: it’s really appreciated!

  • Thanks to Dr Outta Here for her enthusiastic tweet about Jobs on Toast!
  • Lots of UK university careers officers have been in touch about linking to Jobs on Toast; welcome to readers from Southampton, Brunel, London Metropolitan, St Andrews, De Montfort, Swansea Metropolitan, Manchester Metropolitan and Aberystwyth universities! Also to readers from the Open University!
  • David Drysdale has been in touch to let us know about his site Alternative Academic Careers. David provides a handy list of sites for academics who are interested in expanding their field of options, and who want to branch out into non-academic work. This whole area of ‘alt-ac’ is one that I hope to explore in future posts.
  • Thanks also to James Mulvey of selloutyoursoul.com and Karen Kelsky of theprofessorisin.com for posting links to Jobs on Toast on their Facebook and Twitter pages; the careers content that these guys are putting out is just fantastic! Check out my review of James’ awesome e-book How To Find a Career With Your Humanities Degree in 126 Days, which should be on everyone’s reading list!

So until next month, I hope all goes well with your research and job-hunting! Remember that you can follow me on twitter: @chrishumphrey.

Best regards
Chris

Guest post: A week in the life of Dr Chris Humphrey

In 2013 I wrote a series of five posts giving an insight into my day job as a project manager in an ethical bank. The series was written for Michelle Erickson’s fantastic blog PhDs At Work (in my view the No.1 site for post-PhD profiles).

Check out my ‘Week in the Life’ over at PhDs At Work, for insights into the world of financial services and how I put the skills learned during my PhD to good use!