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 […]
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?
How did I transition from academia to self-employed? In this video I cover the “insurance” I had, the people that supported me and the experiences that facilitated my success. Transcript: When I left academia, there were a few things that I felt really helped me. At the time they weren’t things that are necessarily deliberate, […]
Setting boundaries is essential to overall life balance. And, as a PhD student you might know what you want, but struggle to implement it. So, here, I’ve put some advice that might help when trying to set and implement boundaries when there’s a power imbalance.
Job losses, redundancies, and restructures are a part of modern business. Sometimes they are driven by internal factors, other times they are driven by external factors. For the most part we are just passengers on a ride managed by others. However, whether you are let go or left behind, these changes can give you opportunities […]
Job losses – let alone those we’re living through now as a result of COVID – are tough to deal with.
Like I said in earlier articles on reading, writing, and social media, marginal gains are small improvements that add up through the value of compounding. So, what small improvements can you make improve your workflow? The first step might be to list all of the things you did today. And then repeat that for a […]
Without doubt, academic researchers are experts in their field. But, in so many cases non-academics are selected as experts. Experts when it comes to talking to the media. Experts when it comes to acting on panels. Experts when it comes to consulting. So, if you’re interested in being positioned as an expert – how do […]
Wanting to and being a successful academic researcher are two different things. Richard takes a look at what academic success looks like and what you’ll need to do to get there.
Twenty Questions for before you start or go back to studying (a PhD). They aren’t in any order. Just as they popped into my head.