Guest post: Preparing for life after the PhD – re-train your brain

In this guest post for PhD Talk, I explain the importance of changing your mindset in the last few months of your PhD. In order to embrace the full range of career opportunities open to you, both inside and outside of academia, you need to shift your mindset from ‘making do’ to ‘making a living’.

Read Preparing for life after the PhD over at PhD Talk.

Further reading – getting started

Why you need to start thinking about a career outside academia – today! by Chris
Use my Career Roadmap to kick-start your career planning, by Chris
Get organised – create a Career Planner, by Chris
Deciding when to quit the academic job search, Part 1, by Chris
Deciding when to quit the academic job search, Part 2, by Chris

About Chris

I've made the transition from a PhD in Medieval Studies, into a career in business, consulting and project management. But I want to give something back to the researcher community, and help everyone who's facing the challenge of finding work outside academia. Jobs on Toast is a way for me to share my insights and experience, helping you to make a successful career change. Use my five-step plan to get started right away!

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