Identifying transferable skills

Description When most people think about jobs outside their area of expertise, they immediately jump to ideas of “retraining”. Instead, I think people should be looking at the similarities between what they do now and what they want to do. To focus on what is transferable. And, in my experience the problem is rarely “lack […]

A Checklist for Researchers Using Twitter

Six simple tips for making the most of Twitter: Check it. Follow interesting accounts. Like stuff. Share stuff. Create content. Help people. Transcript: Hi there rockstars, writers, and bakers! Here’s a quick 6-point checklist for your Twitter. Just to make sure you’re on point with your Twitter account. The first one is to make sure that you’re regularly checking […]

Fifteen Posts to Help Promote Your Next Journal Article

If you want your work to be read, downloaded, and cited, you MUST promote it. So, what are some of the best ways you’ve seen an academic share their research work on social media? Here are 15 ideas from me… Transcript: Too often the social media posts that I see promoting research articles are basically, “Here’s an […]

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 […]

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 5 tips to improve your reading and recall: Take notes as you read, not only when you write. Use a citation manager. […]

LinkedIn for Researchers (May 2021)

LinkedIn is one of the oldest social media channels. Yet, depending on who or what you listen to it has yet to reach the “maturity” of channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. What do I mean by maturity? Well, many would say that LinkedIn has strong organic reach when compared to those three. That […]

Improving Your Social Media Game

It is almost impossible to be a successful research without an active social media account. You might even have more than one. And, at times it feels like yet another thing to be accountable for – like students, or teaching, or writing grants. But it does not have to be that way. I go through […]

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 […]