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 […]

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?

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.

Six Things to Do to Be a Better PhD Supervisor

Six Things to Do to Be a Better PhD Supervisor

Download as PDF We need better PhD supervisors.1 Yes – students need to take control of their own destiny. Yes – students need to be more aware of their role in the research, and supervisory process. Yes – students should be self-informing about options beyond their PhD. But…

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.

Thirty-Two Things to Do When You’ve Got Two Weeks Hiatus

Thirty-Two Things to Do When You’ve Got Two Weeks Hiatus

Download as PDF If you have not already, you will probablyget two weeks hiatus in the coming days. For most, this will be in response to COVID-19.Across the world, organisations, countries, cities, and states are encouragingor enforcing two weeks of isolation as a way to reduce the impact of […]

Why You Should Write a Good-bye Letter to Academia

Why You Should Write a Good-bye Letter to Academia

Earlier I wrote ”I’ve Had enough… What Next?” about a possible transition from one part of the workforce to another. I called it moving streams. And I’ve also done a webinar about it.

Nine Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

Nine Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

Download as PDF In this day and age of funding, university rankings, knowledge transfer and impact it is not simply enough to publish research, it also needs to be used. To be cited by other researchers. To be put into practice by researchers as well as those beyond the research field.

Another 5 Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

Another 5 Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

In this day and age of funding, university rankings, knowledge transfer and impact it is not simply enough to publish research, it also needs to be used. To be cited by other researchers. To be put into practice by researchers as well as those beyond the research field.

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