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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to changing your PhD topic. But there are some things you can consider. Here I ask 12 questions to help you move through the process. And if you’re into scoring, you could rate each one to help you decide what to do next.
Download as PDF Should I change my PhD topic? I’m sure many of you have asked yourself that question.
Download as PDF Over the last 6 months I’ve been running 3 writing groups focused on social media, thesis, and journal article writing. Here’s what I’ve learned:
Download as PDF Project management is too complex, and therefore project management in research is regularly avoided. BUT – researchers can fix that with some simple approaches.
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.
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…
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 […]