Category Archives: Academic Jobs

Ideal jobs and the post-PhD hunt

The topic of “ideal job” seems to be coming up quite frequently in the context of the coaching conversations I have with PhD students and graduates. Sometimes it is because they hinge the process of career planning on identifying that … Read More »

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Preparing for Academic Job Interviews

I’ve been busy over the last few weeks (independent of the artificial busyness that has arisen from reading every-single-article about #Brexit I could find, as I’m sure most of the nation has been doing since last Friday’s result). I’ve been … Read More »

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Informational interviews in the post-PhD job search

As an IT project manager I spend a lot of time in “as-is” process mapping meetings and they are more interesting than the name may suggest.  To start with, they happen to be a key component of software development and … Read More »

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Falling at the Last Hurdle (Dealing with Post-Interview Rejection)

I recently had an interview for a job I really wanted, but didn’t get. It was a job that would have given me two years of time to dig into my new project, develop some cool public engagement programmes, make … Read More »

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Lifelong academic?

One of the reasons why the topic of academic careers and the notion of “failure to become an academic” is so emotive is the notion of academia as a passion or a calling, as Ellie very rightly notes in her … Read More »

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Rewriting the story of failure

Initially, I only wanted to post a response to Emily’s post on failure but once the comment went past a couple of paragraphs I decided this probably deserved a proper write-up, especially given how much time I spent over the … Read More »

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Failing to be an academic

I’ve written many times here, and on my personal blog  about the struggle with whether to continue in academia. The truth of the matter, and probably what I’ve spent a year hiding from, is much more simple: I failed as … Read More »

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Welcome to Job Season!

It appears that the start of the job season is finally here in my (sub-)discipline. I spent some time this week creating an excel spreadsheet to track my job applications this year, which I didn’t do last year. My general … Read More »

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Trying to find my voice

Recently, I have started to feel as though my voice is unrepresented in ‘being an academic’ discourse. I have some theories as to why this might be, which I will get to. But first – some background, so that you … 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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