Networking for Career Success

Networking is probably the MOST valuable skill for your career. It will be the one thing that gets you a job, a role, an opportunity – consistently. But what does it even mean ”to network”? And how can I make sure the networking I’m doing is helping my career. As always, attendance is FREE, but […]

Making Most of Your Conference Presentation (Aug 2021)

Although COVID changed the way we conference, presenting at an in-person, virtual or mixed conference is still one of the best ways to grow your research skills. It is also one of the best ways to grow your network. And with so much of what we do reliant on networks, it is important to make […]

Making the most of your conference presentation – Aug 2021

Although COVID changed the way we conference, presenting at an in-person, virtual or mixed conference is still one of the best ways to grow your research skills. It is also one of the best ways to grow your network. And with so much of what we do reliant on networks, it is important to make […]

Instagram for Researchers (July 2021)

Instagram is the perfect tool for people who produce good looking images. And, if you ask me, researchers (academics) produce heaps of images. Images in the form of figures for papers and presentations. And these images could also be used on Instagram. If that’s something you’d like to know more about. Or perhaps you want […]

You Should Be Making Slow Gains

So much of research is measured by short term goals – grants, papers, and presentations – when longer term outcomes are the real target – cures, change, and improvements. So, instead of chasing short term goals, aim for slow (but regular) gains. Start reading 5 minutes a workday, then increase it by a minute a […]

Instagram Accounts I Follow (and Why)

There are many reasons you might follow an Instagram (or any social media) account. Here are three that I use: Learn about life. Learn about using social media in new, better or different ways. Help people. Transcript: One of the things that I think we don’t do well as researchers is make conscious decisions about […]

Using LinkedIn (As an Academic)

If you’re not sure how to use LinkedIn, perhaps think of it as a research conference. Be active – Talk to people, share content. Talk about what you liked. Talk about what you learned. Get notified – About what is going on. Don’t miss dates or miss chances to share content. Build you profile – […]

Twitter for Researchers (June 2021)

The un-official social media channel of choice for academics is Twitter. So, as a PhD student or ECR, if you’re not here you might not be noticed by your peers. Especially if you have yet to publish a peer review piece of research. Especially if you have not been able to attend in-person networking events […]