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‘Someone who can’… how to close-read your way to convincing post-PhD job applications

‘You might think, for example, that as a teacher you’re an obvious fit for a non-profit seeking someone with “great communication skills.” But unless you know what that phrase means in the context of the organisation, you’re likely to miss the mark when enumerating your specific talents.’ – Dr Christopher L. Caterine I haven’t talkedContinue reading “‘Someone who can’… how to close-read your way to convincing post-PhD job applications”

What skills do I have as a PhD? Getting a fresh perspective on an old-time question

‘Although we are taught our whole graduate careers to become narrower in our specialities, the alt-ac mindset is more about thinking broadly about the skills and abilities we bring to the table.’ – Kathryn E. Linder, Kevin Kelly & Thomas J. Tobin, Going Alt-Ac (2020: 49) Working for a consultancy firm that specialises in economicsContinue reading “What skills do I have as a PhD? Getting a fresh perspective on an old-time question”

What jobs can I do after my PhD? How to ‘map’ your options, with real examples

‘The bad news is there’s no comprehensive list of jobs you can get after a PhD in X. That’s also the good news: you can move into a vast array of exciting, meaningful careers.’ – Jen Polk, PhD: Founder of From PhD to Life I have a (PhD careers) dream. My first TV memory asContinue reading “What jobs can I do after my PhD? How to ‘map’ your options, with real examples”

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