I’ve spent the last ten years working as a project and programme manager in various sectors: transport, technology and financial services. In this guest post on ‘Project Management as a career path for PhDs’, which I wrote for Nathan Vanderford’s excellent site Integrative Academic Solutions, I consider how PhDs can forge a career as a project manager.
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!
When you start looking for a job outside of academia, the sheer range of opportunities can be bewildering. So I wrote a guest post on the theme of ‘Deciding who to work for: finding employment outside academia’ for the awesome website How to Leave Academia. The post outlines the three main areas where you can look for work – business, charity and government.
Unfortunately, How to Leave Academia can’t be accessed at the moment, so I’ve published an updated version of the post under the new title of Take control of your career by switching into a job outside academia. Enjoy!