The art of influencing stakeholders.
Influencing stakeholders is the key to any large-scale project success. Throughout our professional careers, it’s a skill we must learn to master to really thrive. This post breaks down influencing stakeholders into an art form.Keep reading
How long to stay in a Job: Guidance for academics.
Historically, you should stay in a job for a minimum of 2 years. It’s becoming more common for people to move after 1 year. Changing jobs comes with both pros and cons, here we discuss them in detail.Keep reading
Landing a promotion: Top tips post-PhD.
Landing a promotion in the workplace is often seen as the benchmark for success. However, most academics don’t approach this in the right way. To help achieve a promotion it’s important to leave our feelings at the door, keep the conversation open, and to start the discussion as early as…Keep reading
The advantages of remote working post-PhD.
Remote working has become increasingly easier to find, with it being a strong selling point for employers. This perk is not to be underestimated. If used correctly, remote working can drastically improve your quality of life in as many ways as you can imagine.Keep reading
Getting into the world of Tech post-PhD.
The word of tech is here to stay, with it drastically set to continue revolutionising the world of work. But what do you do if you want a slice of this pie? This post provides a breakdown on how to transition into tech no matter your background, and some career…Keep reading
Company perks & why they matter after your PhD.
It’s easy to overlook the wider perks a job may offer. We usually look at the salary, location, the role itself and possibly the culture. Including perks into the decision making is important to ensure we’re moving towards our happiness and fulfilling our life values.Keep reading
Finding a career in start-ups after your PhD.
A PhD will equip you with a range of skills that are well suited to careers in start-ups. Similarly, they provide a host of new opportunities that academia can’t offer. This posts outlines whether working in start-ups could be exactly what you’re looking for.Keep reading
Applying your recruitment skills beyond academia.
Recruitment is a career many PhD students overlook. However, much of the skills acquired during the PhD set you up for success for this profession. Here we break down the skills needed for recruitment and things to consider about this career option.Keep reading
Policy careers after your PhD.
Policy careers align with the PhD journey and your PhD skills incredibly well. Seeking non-academic roles that keep you in touch with research, report writing, science communication whilst still being able to have a positive impact are hard to come by. Policy careers offer a nice blend of both, without…Keep reading
The significance of a healthy work culture.
Your work culture is one of the most important things to consider when building your career. The interactions you have with others, the environment you work in, and the day-to-day relationships you have in the workplace should nurture you to become your best & happy self.Keep reading
Does your first job out of academia really matter?
Worrying and ensuring that the first job after academia is the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ one can be crippling. Overall, what you do after isn’t too important, but this post provides some last-minute encouragement and additional things to consider.Keep reading
Tips for salary negotiations post-PhD.
Academic and PhD positions are known for relatively low pay alongside reduced opportunities for salary negotiations. After finishing your PhD, this can be an unfamiliar topic. This post breaks down the best tips for salary negotiations.Keep reading
Redefining a healthy work-life balance for your PhD and beyond.
Identifying what a healthy work-life balance is integral to having long-term career happiness. PhDs find themselves with poor working hours which comes at a cost. Certainly, work-life balance should be a key consideration when making career choices.Keep reading
Building an impactful career after your PhD.
Being ‘impactful’ is usually a reason to do a PhD. After the PhD, there can be concerns around losing this sense of impact and fulfilment. This post discusses how to continue having impact after your PhD, whether you stay in academia or not.Keep reading
Market research as a career after your PhD.
Research is the bread and butter of all PhDs. Being able to apply these skills to market research careers will enable you to stand out, access new career prospects, and thrive in a non-academic setting.Keep reading
Pursuing an analyst career after your PhD.
An analyst is a term which covers a broad set of skills and career options. As a PhD student, analytical skills and problem-solving are your key strengths. Understanding how these skills apply to non-academic analyst jobs will uncover some exciting opportunities.Keep reading
Becoming an entrepreneur following your PhD.
Becoming an entrepreneur requires a broad set of skills that are complimented with incredible determination, resilience and motivation. Completing a PhD gives you all the core ingredients necessary to become a successful entrepreneur.Keep reading
Consultancy as a career after your PhD.
Consultancy is the most commonly discussed career path outside of academia after your PhD. This post covers what consultancy is, the skills you possess to excel, and potential caveats to consider for this career.Keep reading
Setting your post-PhD salary goals.
Working out what salary you deserve and should be aiming for after your PhD is difficult. This post breaks down how to approach setting your post-PhD salary goals in order to build a life you will be satisfied with.Keep reading
Career options for non-STEM PhDs.
Transitioning from a PhD to industry is hard enough as it is. This can feel ten times harder if your PhD is in a non-STEM subject. This post discusses how career change away from academia, and really optimise the value of your non-STEM PhD.Keep reading
Identifying a post-PhD career path.
Not sure what you can do with your PhD? After you’ve identified your transferable skills, you can start identifying post-PhD career paths by mapping these skills to a range of opportunities.Keep reading
Leveraging your PhD data skills.
Understanding how to manage, interpret, analyse and visualise data is a hot skill for a range of jobs. Learn how to leverage your PhD to emphasise that these are skills you already possess.Keep reading
Finding your purpose, or are you a multipotentialite?
Struggling to work out what your purpose is? Chances are you could have multiple things that could be your calling.Keep reading
Choosing a career based on your life values.
A lot of people adjust their lifestyle to accommodate their job and career. Instead, you should be choosing a career that allows you to live your life in accordance to your life values.Keep reading
Networking for PhD Students.
How begin networking effortlessly whilst still maximising your career prospects.Keep reading
A Post-Doc: Reasons why you shouldn’t do one after your PhD.
Post-doc positions are often seen as the next best step, this post begs to differ.Keep reading
Career paths that you haven’t thought of after your PhD.
Broaden your horizons, there are other career paths than consultancy, writing, or non-academic research for PhD students.Keep reading
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