Being a More Creative Grant Proposal or Social Media Writer

If you’ve ever tried writing a grant, proposal, cover letter, social media or podcast you’ll have likely encountered difficulties being creative. One approach to overcoming this is to use oblique strategies. Transcript: One of the things about grant, and proposal or thesis writing is sometimes, we need to get more creative. Not to necessarily make stuff up but […]

Four Tips for Working with Industry as an Academic

The problem most academics have working with industry is that they assume industry is like them. So here are 4 tips to help you work with industry: (1) Remove your prejudice; (2) Understand their motivations; (3) Know their financial schedule; and (4) Time is precious Transcript: Four tips for working with industry. Number 1, remove […]

If I Leave Academia – Should I Retrain and What Matters to Industry?

What questions do you have about looking for work? I’ve listed a few here. But if you’ve got others I’d love to know. Maybe I can answer? Or the crowd that is social media can? Transcript: At this point in time, you might be thinking, “I’d like to leave academia.”. Probably because the job market […]

Eight Questions and Answers on Leaving Academia

Thinking about leaving academia? Here are 8 common questions and my answers. As with most things career related, there’s no right or wrong. There’s what you might like, and what you might not like. And, the only way you’ll know is by giving it a go. So, go on, give IT a go – whatever […]

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

Getting better at writing is one of the best ways to increase your research output. Yet, we spend very little time learning or practicing writing. So here are 5 tips to improve your writing: 1. Read the style of writing you want to write. 2. Write assuming people will skim and skip sections. 3. Use […]

A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

Getting better at reading is one of the best ways to increase your research output. Yet, we spend very little time learning or practicing reading or recalling what we’ve read. So here are five tips to improve your reading and recall: 1. Take notes as you read, not only when you write. 2. Use a […]