A PhD is an achievement, not an activity

A PhD is an achievement, not an activity

‘What do you do?’ is a question we’re often asked when we meet someone new. How do you answer? I’m doing a PhD? I’m a researcher? I’m in academia? Actually, you don’t really ‘do’ a PhD at all. I know we say this to our fellow researchers, as a kind of shorthand. Continue reading A PhD is an achievement, not an activity

How to introduce yourself to employers outside academia, after your PhD

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Question: When an employer asks me why I’m leaving higher education after my PhD, what do I say? Answer: Introduce yourself as a professional who’s decided to change employment sectors. One of the most common challenges researchers face when looking for work outside of higher education is knowing how to Continue reading How to introduce yourself to employers outside academia, after your PhD