Discover the 20+ transferable skills that make PhDs totally employable

Discover the 20+ transferable skills that make PhDs totally employable

As a PhD or post-doc you get very used to thinking about yourself as a specialist within a specialism – for instance I studied within the Arts and Humanities Faculty, but focused on the Literature and Drama of Medieval England. What many doctoral graduates don’t appreciate is that they’ve also Continue reading Discover the 20+ transferable skills that make PhDs totally employable

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

Danger: PhDs at work (outside academia) #phdlikeaboss

Having read a lot of career-related blogs and comments written by PhDs/ABDs/adjuncts/academics in the past few months, I’ve been struck by the lack of confidence some folks have in their own skills and abilities. Typical comments I’ve seen include ‘Academic training hasn’t given me any skills I can use in Continue reading Danger: PhDs at work (outside academia) #phdlikeaboss