Welcome to hire education

First things first

The main challenge that researchers face when it comes to exploring their career options outside of academia is knowing where to start! Having spent many years in university education, it can be daunting to think of leaving the safety of what you know, and starting to look for work in industry, public service or the charity sector.

The aim of this blog is to give you the confidence and resources you need to identify and apply for jobs outside of academia, making the best use of the skills and experience you’ve gained during your PhD and post-doc. Many many doctoral graduates have gone on to enjoy diverse and fantastic careers and you should be aware of all the opportunities available to you.

Get started by reading the post Why you need to start thinking about a career outside academia – today!.


You can read the posts in this blog in straightforward publication sequence, or go to the page make a plan to browse for posts relevant to your own career journey. So, if you’ve never even given your non-academic career options a thought, begin by reading the ‘Getting started’ posts. If you already have a clear idea of a job role outside of academia that you want to apply for, but want some tips on how to present your skills and experience at interview, have a look at the ‘Tell a great story’ posts.

There’s also a resources page with links to other useful blogs, books and websites, and a page for my careers services for organisations.

If you have any questions about how to get the most out of the blog, please do get in touch via my contact form.