Looking for Work

Looking for work is one of the hardest career activities you will do. Despite the so-called resilience of researchers and being used to grant or journal rejections – the job-hunting process can take things to the next level. In this workshop I’ll go through some key aspects when looking for work. I’ll cover a process […]

Writing Your Resume – Sep 2021

No matter what you want to do or become, you’ll need to write a resume. Versions will end up in grants. Versions will end up on websites. Versions will be submitted to promotion panels. Versions will be sent to prospective employers. In this FREE online workshop, I’ll help you work out what should be include […]

Six Things You Might Not Know About Applying for Jobs

Six things that you might not know about applying for a job: Selection bias is real – male names are better than female, common names are better than foreign names. Photos aren’t necessary – and introduce more opportunity for discrimination. Age is not needed either – more opportunity for discrimination. Dates – especially for education […]

Four Tips for Writing a Better Resume

What does the data say about writing a resume? Lots of things. Including: Layout matters Highlight your achievements Experience before education Transcript: Writing a better resume is a really important thing if you want to stand out from the crowd. So, although we talk about the majority of jobs being filled through word of mouth, the […]

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 […]

Six Things You Might Not Know About Applying for Jobs

Six things that you might not know about applying for a job: 1. Selection bias is real – male names are better than female, common names are better than foreign names. 2. Photos aren’t necessary – and introduce more opportunity for discrimination. 3. Age is not needed either – more opportunity for discrimination. 4. Dates […]

Writing Your CV

COVID19 has impacted us all in many ways. For some, it has meant a shift in research focus. Our workload has increased. Funding has increased. It’s a case of all hands on deck. However, for most work has shifted. So you might think it is time to find a new job, or perhaps you just […]