Four Things to Look for in Your First Job

Four Things to Look for in Your First Job

Download as PDF So, you’ve completed your PhD. What next? Do you stay in academia? Do you leave? If you stay do you work as a Post Doc with your supervisor? Or do you try to find another role in a different group, department, school, faculty, university or country?

Should My PhD Supervisor Be a Mentor, Colleague or Boss?

Should My PhD Supervisor Be a Mentor, Colleague or Boss?

Starting a PhD is a big decision. And there are lots of choices to make. What university? What topic? What group? Not to mention your supervisor. Then of course there are the practicalities of life such as work, where you live, and who you live with.

If I Were a Vice-Chancellor

If I Were a Vice-Chancellor

Universities and research are going through a tough time at the moment. Researchers/scientists are seen as less and less relevant – think climate change, vaccines, genetically modified crops, medicinal marijuana. Employment as an academic researcher has lost its shine. Degreesare being devalued. […]

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

As researchers you have likely learnt,relearnt, unlearnt, and subsequently performed many tasks, experiments, andactivities. Yet, have you ever stopped to ask why? Or to question if you arethe most appropriate person to undertake that particular task?

Five Forgotten Transferable Skills

Five Forgotten Transferable Skills

How to Get a Mentor

How to Get a Mentor

There are often cries in research “you should have a mentor” but what does that mean, and how do you even get one? IMHO a mentor is someone who has been through some of the things you are going through and can provide advice, guidance, and suggestions on the types of actions and approaches you […]

You Should Do a Skills Audit

You Should Do a Skills Audit

When I started out in business, I was certain I had no formal preparation for the processes, procedures, and actions necessary for success. Yes, I know what I wanted to do, and what I wanted to sell. But the other stuff. The business stuff – I was sure I lacked that. And I did. I think the same […]

Fifty-Four Reasons to Do a PhD

Fifty-Four Reasons to Do a PhD

Download as PDF 1. Avoid looking for work – Looking for work is a long process. Especially when you are first joining the workforce. Building your CV is hard. It has to be a short document, but you’re struggling to think of what to include and what to take out. Regardless your CV feels […]

What Does It Take to Become a Researcher?

What Does It Take to Become a Researcher?

Another 13 Reasons to Do a PhD

Another 13 Reasons to Do a PhD

There are many reasons to do a PhD. Here are further 13. No judgment. Just a list. With an explanation for each. Adding to the 24 and 17 already published – making a total of more than 54.

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