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 […]

You Don’t Need Another Qualification

You Don’t Need Another Qualification

As part of the COVID-19 crisis, I suggested people learn something new during that time (see what to do when you cannot do experiments). In some form or another, I've seen people take up that advice. Some people just enrolled in an online course. The first that stood out to them. Others asked […]

Should I finish my PhD? and Other Questions You Might Be Asking Yourself If You Want to Leave Academia

Should I finish my PhD? and Other Questions You Might Be Asking Yourself If You Want to Leave Academia

There are many reasons to do a PhD. Trust me, I’ve made a list. But few reasons to discontinue, intermit or leave a PhD (or academia). Beyond why you might leave, you should also consider what you should do on the way out. Hopefully these ideas will help you.

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 Things to 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 […]

Making the Most of a Bad Situation

Making the Most of a Bad Situation

Job losses – let alone those we’re living through now as a result of COVID – are tough to deal with.

How to Make Marginal Gains in Your Research

How to Make Marginal Gains in Your Research

Like I said in earlier articles on reading, writing, and social media, marginal gains are small improvements that add up through the value of compounding. So, what small improvements can you make improve your workflow?

Improving Your Social Media Strategy

Improving Your Social Media Strategy

Making Marginal Gains in Your Research Writing

Making Marginal Gains in Your Research Writing

Other than “when you started” I cannot think of a better time than now to start improving your writing.

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