Preparing for job interview questions in advance can help calm your nerves, so what are you likely to be asked in an interview for an academic job? This blog shared from the Thesis Whisperer has a few suggestions..
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Have you given up a great full time job to do your PhD? Some of you might have done this fairly recently – what changes can you expect?
De-stuffing your writing: or the The bumper list of words and phrases you could delete to make your writing more concise
This post is by Dr Katherine Firth, research fellow at Latrobe University. Katherine blogs over at Research Voodoo. As you probably already know Inger, Shaun and I are writing a book about Academic Writing Trouble and How to Fix It that distills the advice you would get if you took us out for lunch and asked…
Universities are often very well set up for individual disciplines, but if you don’t fit firmly into one of these, you can easily find yourself marginalised. How should you go about doing interdisciplinary research?
Only about 20% of PhD students finish ‘on time’. Most people finish between 4 and 5 years after starting – this blog from Professer Inger Mewburn might help you buck the trend.
Good advice on how NOT to be an academic when you finish your PhD is pretty thin on the ground. Many supervisors have never done anything else, and/or are not well enough connected with industry to know what is ‘hot’. Careers centres at universities tend to shape their offerings around the huge undergraduate cohort, who…