What do you want and what can you do? Thinking about your research career

My favourite Wednesday evening listening is The Moral Maze on Radio 4 and last night’s episode was entitled The Future of Work. One of the issues discussed was the worth or value of certain types of jobs and how subjective ‘worth’ can be. What is meaningful for one person may not be meaningful for another.Continue reading “What do you want and what can you do? Thinking about your research career”

A letter of support to PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) thinking about their future career

Dear PhD students and ECRs I have had the privilege of supporting hundreds of you across the UK and Europe for the last ten years. In my role as a career coach, I have observed how capable, yet modest, you are as you grapple with career transitions moving from academia to a range of otherContinue reading “A letter of support to PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) thinking about their future career”

5 of my favourite jobs boards for science and technology researchers looking to branch out.

I am often asked about jobs boards for science and technology researchers, looking for jobs beyond academia. There are a number of aggregated jobs boards such as Indeed, Simply Hired, Career Jet, Monster, LinkedIn Jobs and Jobrobot. These are a good starting point for a job search. However, there are many more specific jobs boardsContinue reading “5 of my favourite jobs boards for science and technology researchers looking to branch out.”

Securing Industry Positions: 10 Tips from an Industry Recruiter

Here are some tips on securing a role in industry, based on a recent discussion with an industry recruiter. Use a recruiter:┬áRecruiters can be a very useful addition to your job-hunting toolkit. Recruiters prefer to find you on LinkedIn rather than you search them out. However, you may approach a recruiter directly on LinkedIn, orContinue reading “Securing Industry Positions: 10 Tips from an Industry Recruiter”