So much of our lives are planned. School. University. Further study. Marriage. Birth. Heck, even death and funerals are planned. But how many of you plan your career? How many of you have an idea of what you want to be in your career in 5 or 10 years? In this workshop, Richard guides you […]
You get to choose what is in your social media feed. That choice is made in at least 3 ways. The accounts you are connected to, the posts you interact with, and the tags you follow. All of those things are deliberate choices you make – and get to make – every time you check […]
Three different strategies for career planning: 1) Ten year back casting – start ten years from now. Think about how you’d like that to look/be and then work backwards (hence back casting) from there to now. 2) Future skills – look a lists of skills of the future and build the needed skills. 3) What […]
As part of the COVID-19 crisis, I suggested people learn something new during that time (see what to do when you cannot do experiments). In some form or another, I’ve seen people take up that advice. Some people just enrolled in an online course. The first that stood out to them. Others asked the social […]
Download as PDF There are many reasons to do a PhD. Trust me, I’ve made a list. 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. Hopefully these ideas will help you. Should I finish my […]
Download as PDF I wrote earlier on writing a better resume. It included some research on what makes a good resume. If you missed it, check it out. It is called Four Tips for Writing a Better Resume. Building on that article, here are some other tips that I think will make your resume even better.
I was listening to a podcast called Against the Rules. Specifically the episode The Coach in Your Head. As of now (Oct 2020) the podcast has two series. One covers referees, and the other coaches. This particular episode is part of the series on coaches.
Download as PDF Even though the majority of jobs are filled through word of mouth, you still need a resume. In my experience, even if people hire you because they know you or you come highly recommended, they still ask for your resume. Either because they want to make sure you are the real deal or because they need […]
Download as PDF Naturally, when you consider changing jobs you get a little nervous. You begin to ask yourself a range of reasonable, and unreasonable questions. Second guessing your knowledge and expertise. Wondering if are making the right decision to look for alternative work and wondering if the place you’ll end up will be a […]
Is a PhD dangerous outside academia? Potentially – we have problems for every solution. Not to mention an potentially over analytical and over critical mindset…. Transcript: I saw an interesting discussion on Twitter today about the value of a PhD. I mentioned in an earlier video, I said how I always saw myself as a […]