Category Archives: Transferable Skills

Post-PhD transitions – interview with Dr Ruth Price, Senior Consultant

This is first in a series of interviews with PhDs who chose careers outside of academia – hopefully will provide inspiration and an insight into possible paths after the doctorate! Dr Ruth Price is Senior Consultant (Talent Solutions) at CEB, … Read More »

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On being “overqualified” on the job market

Recently I’ve been reflecting on the topic of PhDs being “overqualified” after the issue cropped up in a couple of conversations with colleagues and coachees. Some of the concerns were voices by people usually on the hiring side who wondered … Read More »

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Mentoring and post-PhD transitions

I wrote recently about my experience of relying on coaching in my post-PhD transition, especially in terms of making the move from fixed-term insecure employment to a permanent position that would allow me to actually have a career path and … Read More »

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Post-PhD job hunt and recruitment agencies

When searching for a job last year, I initially focused almost exclusively on universities as this was an environment I was familiar with and felt really committed to, even more so after completing the Aurora development programme run by the … Read More »

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Ex-academic or now me?

Something that I’ve been pondering on since last Saturday is the label of “ex-academic”. I was chatting to my choir members after performing in my first concert. My other half came for moral support and referred to me at one … Read More »

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From A to B via a rather scenic route

As mentioned in the first post, one of the things I wanted to address in this blog was my own post-PhD journey, in the hope that it might be helpful to others considering options for transitioning out of traditional academic … Read More »

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These Wheels Keep On Turning……..

It’s now a year since I submitted my PhD thesis and I have no idea how time has flown by so quickly! In all honesty, I quite like post PhD life. I’m still a bit of a worrier when it … Read More »

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Do I stay or do I go? leaving academia post-PhD.

I’ll let you all into a secret, as much as I am passionate about my PhD as something I wanted and needed to write, I’m not that excited about academic research as a whole. My love was always for the … Read More »

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Life after a PhD

Hi, I’m Emma and I’m a PhD survivor! It’s crazy to think that I submitted my PhD thesis nearly 10 months ago now. Let me take you through my post-PhD journey starting with my thesis submission, thoughts post submission and … Read More »

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