How to get a job using LinkedIn

How-to-get-a-job-using-LinkedIn

In the first ever guest post for Jobs on Toast, Seán Mac Fhearraigh explains the benefits of using LinkedIn during your job search. Enjoy! When I decided to leave my job in science back in 2013 I knew I had to update my CV, be proactive in applying for positions and Continue reading How to get a job using LinkedIn

How to translate your skills into language employers can understand

How to translate your skills into language employers can understand

On Saturday 14th May I had the pleasure of giving a talk on ‘How to translate your skills into language employers can understand’, for the 2016 Beyond the Professoriate conference. In my talk I introduced a technique that researchers can use to prepare persuasive content for their résumés and online profiles, which I call the ‘Skill Set Matrix’. Continue reading How to translate your skills into language employers can understand

Book review: Overcoming Perfectionism – A Self-Help Guide

Overcoming Perfectionism book review

Overcoming Perfectionism: A Self-Help Guide By Roz Shafran, Sarah Egan and Tracey Wade (Robinson, 2010); £12.99. As researchers we’re no strangers to stiff competition, to high standards, to hard work. By definition we’re the top of the class, the ones who’ve survived a rigorous selection process to get where we Continue reading Book review: Overcoming Perfectionism – A Self-Help Guide