Metrics for Measuring Research Outputs

Metrics for Measuring Research Outputs

The last few blogs have focused on measuring your success, and then reporting your success.  Here, I’m looking at some measures and why you might want to focus on them.

A Better Model to Support University Collaborations

A Better Model to Support University Collaborations

I've helped a number of university-to-university collaborations get established and then operate. And that got me thinking about models of support that could do both - (1) support the initiative, and; (2) freely give out the advice to use their model without that advice having bias as well. Or […]

How to Promote Your Research on Social Media

How to Promote Your Research on Social Media

In my experience there are two types of researchers promoting their content on social media. Those who do nothing, and those who say, “I’m so excited to announce my paper on [something] was published [somewhere].” Of course, there are a few who do what I suggest below (read on). But not many.

Six Things to Know About When Applying for Jobs

Six Things to Know About When Applying for Jobs

1. Selection bias is real 1 Double blinded studies show that resumes with male names perform better compared to identical resumes with female names. Until you’re in a position to hire or recruit someone, the best thing you can do is work with those biases. For example, if your last name is […]

Five Ways to Improve Your Resume

Five Ways to Improve Your Resume

I wrote earlier on writing a better resume. It included some research on what makes a good resume. If you missed it, check it out. It is called Four Tips for Writing a Better Resume. Building on that article, here are some other tips that I think will make your resume even better.

Routine or Superstition?

Routine or Superstition?

I was listening to a podcast called Against the Rules. Specifically the episode The Coach in Your Head. As of now (Oct 2020) the podcast has two series. One covers referees, and the other coaches. This particular episode is part of the series on coaches.

Four Tips for Writing a Better Resume

Four Tips for Writing a Better Resume

Even though the majority of jobs are filled through word of mouth, you still need a resume. In my experience, even if people hire you because they know you or you come highly recommended, they still ask for your resume. Either because they want to make sure you are the real deal or because they […]

If I Leave Academia – Should I Retrain and What Matters to Industry?

If I Leave Academia – Should I Retrain and What Matters to Industry?

Download as PDF Naturally, when you consider changing jobs you get a little nervous. You begin to ask yourself a range of reasonable, and unreasonable questions. Second guessing your knowledge and expertise. Wondering if are making the right decision to look for alternative work and wondering if […]

Eight Questions and Answers on Leaving Academia

Eight Questions and Answers on Leaving Academia

How many people leave academia after doing a PhD?a. The data says about 50% of PhD graduates will leave immediately after graduation. And, that only 8% (or less) will stay in academia for ten years or more. What do people with PhDs do?a. Academiab. Anything else

When You’re a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

When You’re a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

Just like everything looks like a nail if you are a hammer, your PhD appears academic when all of your skills are presented in that context. Similarly, people in other sectors will have the same problem. They’ll see how their skills are specific to their sector.

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