You Don’t Need Another Qualification

You should be earning or learning – but not all learning has to be the same. They don’t need to be formal qualifications. Experience is a way of learning. Learning through doing is a way to learn. And, not everyone cares about that “certificate” either. Transcript: As part of COVID-19, I said to a lot […]

Should I finish My PhD and Other Questions You Might Be Asking Yourself

There are many reasons to do a PhD. But few reasons to discontinue, intermit or leave a PhD (or academia). Beyond why you might leave, you should also consider what you should do on the way out. Here are some suggestions. Transcript: For many of you, COVID-19 might have forced a reconsideration of what your career […]

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 […]

Building High-Performing Research Team

What’s a high-performing research team I hear you ask? I’d like to know too! But, until then we can look to examples like performing art or motorsport. In this workshop, We’ll look at how those teams operate and some of the lessons we can take into our research teams.

It is Okay to Feel Nervous (Anxious Even)

In Victoria (Australia) the past week has seen as shift closer to long term COVID normal. The major change has been that larger employers can have staff back onsite at between 50% and 75% capacity.  And, in talking to people like you, as well as friends and family, I want to say…

A Better Model to Support University Collaborations

Download as PDF I’ve helped a number of university-to-university collaborations get established and then operate. And that got me thinking about models of support that could do both – (1) support the initiative, and; (2) freely give out the advice to use their model without that advice having bias as well. Or the perception of […]