Explaining your career gaps.
As an academic you may be likely to have career gaps or be inclined to take one. Overall, a career gap is personal to your journey and important. When it comes to job searching, it’s important you’re able to explain your career gap positively and offer reassurance you’re ready to…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
Levelling up your CV and Résumé.
Knowing what to put in your CV and résumé is the first step. To take it to the next level it’s important to portray the same information but in a more aesthetic, simple, and professional way. Being able to express yourself and your personal brand from the first interaction will…Keep reading
Answering the ‘why leave academia’ question in interviews.
When it comes to career changing, it’s inevitable that you’ll be asked ‘why leave academia’. If you’re not careful, your answer could ruin the interview. It’s important to pause and use it as an opportunity to emphasise what attracts you to the current role, helping to elevate your personal brand.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
When to start your job search post-PhD?
Starting your job search after your PhD can feel daunting and unclear of when to actually get a move on. As with most things this depends on a range of personal factors, but in this post we provide you with a timeline to keep in mind.Keep reading
Rebranding your professional persona post PhD.
Often, we get caught up presenting ourselves as a well accomplished academic. However, if we’re looking to move out of academia it’s vital that we start rebranding ourselves and our skills in a way that feels more tangible and translatable. Here’s how.Keep reading
Post PhD opportunities: The truth.
It’s easy to believe that non-academic and academic opportunities post PhD are scarce. However, this isn’t the full truth – it isn’t necessarily easy, but we can guarantee you it’s nowhere near as hard as you think. You just need the right ingredients.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
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
Is honesty the best policy for job interviews?
It’s not always clear if complete honesty is a good thing for an interview. This post discusses some benefits of being honest at interviews and how best to convey this to your interviewer.Keep reading
Glassdoor for PhD students.
Glassdoor is another great search engine to help you find the exact career you’re looking for. Additional insights such as company reviews, salaries, additional benefits, and the interview process can further inform you in your post-PhD job search.Keep reading
Picking the ‘wrong’ career after your PhD.
Picking the wrong career after your PhD is a common worry. However, we overestimate how important this decision is. Getting it wrong isn’t the end of the world and there’s plenty of positives to take from it.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
Having a growth mindset whilst job hunting.
Adopting a fixed mindset, believing that you cannot change or that you will always be a researcher can harm your job prospects. A growth mindset allows you to think about ways to overcome your obstacles, challenge the norm, and move towards the life you want to live.Keep reading
Writing a cover letter – PhD students leaving academia.
Applying for roles outside of academia after your PhD is already a tricky task. In addition to writing a good CV, you also need a complimentary cover letter. This post discusses how to make a great first impression with a cover letter.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
LinkedIn for PhD students.
A crash course for PhD students on how to optimise LinkedIn to get noticed by recruiters/employers, discover exciting new opportunities, and to maximise career success.Keep reading
Post PhD job interviews for industry.
A post PhD job interview can feel daunting and scary, more so than a ‘typical’ interview. It’s important that you explain how your skills apply to the role, demonstrate your interpersonal qualities, and emphasise your long-term potential.Keep reading
Job search stress and how to manage it.
Here are some great strategies to help prevent job search stress from occurring and how to manage it once it does inevitably arrive.Keep reading
Networking for PhD Students.
How begin networking effortlessly whilst still maximising your career prospects.Keep reading
Writing your CV – PhD students leaving academia.
How to write a CV for roles outside of academia.Keep reading
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